AirAsia upgrades Wi-Fi offering to support real-time streaming


Six aircraft operated by AirAsia Malaysia and two aircraft operated by AirAsia Thailand have been equipped with Inmarsat’s high-speed Ka-band platform, GX Aviation, which will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet over the next year.

AirAsia is upgrading its AirAsia Wi-Fi service, powered by ROKKI, aiming to provide high-speed in-flight connectivity to passengers.

Six aircraft operated by AirAsia Malaysia and two aircraft operated by AirAsia Thailand have been equipped with Inmarsat’s high-speed Ka-band platform, GX Aviation, which will be rolled out to the rest of the fleet over the next year.

Ka-band offers an enhanced inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) experience beyond basic broadband, supporting real-time video, music streaming and more.

To celebrate the upgrade, AirAsia has been offering guests travelling on GX Aviation-equipped aircraft a free 10MB trial of the new service throughout September.

AirAsia Group President (RedBeat Ventures) Aireen Omar said: “As the pioneer of LCC inflight Wi-Fi in the region, we are always looking for ways to redefine the digital inflight experience for our guests. Introducing Ka-band, powered by ROKKI, is the next logical step in this process, which will allow our guests to stay connected throughout their journey and perform data-intensive activities, including live streaming. This also enables better real-time analytics, allowing us to serve up more personalised services to AirAsia’s 100 million guests annually.”

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