AirAsia India and Air Costa are the latest carriers to deploy SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM services, which include the real-time flight tracking service.
The “Exede in the Air” service will be installed on 10 A320s, while Virgin America will also become the first airline to deploy a hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna.
AirAsia’s onboard instant messaging package, provided by roKKi, now includes access to the Twitter app, as well as WeChat, WhatsApp, LINE and KakaoTalk.
The three carriers have followed in the footsteps of Malaysia Airlines in investing in SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM FlightTracker service for aircraft tracking.
easyJet is happy to wait for the right onboard connectivity product at the right price, according to Simon Lamkin, the carrier’s Head of Operations Systems.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs says the airline could offer in-flight Wi-Fi within two years and is exploring sponsorship models to make it a revenue generating service.
Gogo has received the first of two Supplemental Type Certificates from the FAA, which are required for it to be able to launch its 2Ku connectivity service.
Air New Zealand’s Kerry Reeves explains why the carrier will bide its time before offering onboard Wi-Fi, and why “personal interaction” is the number one priority.
ANA has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to offer three live TV channels and Wi-Fi onboard its first 787-9, which will serve the Tokyo-Munich route.