Aer Lingus selects LiveTV and Eutelsat for in-cabin internet access
Jan 08, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Aer Lingus Group Plc, an airline company, has selected LiveTV, a provider of live video streaming, and Eutelsat, a provider of fixed satellite services, to provide in-cabin internet access on its European network.
The new service will be available on Aer Lingus short-haul fleet, including Airbus A319/A320 and A321, from mid-2013. Aer Lingus has signed a letter of intent with LiveTV to offer customers advanced airborne internet access.
The first aircraft to be fitted with the internet capability is expected to launch mid-2013 and will provide services via the KA-SAT satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications that offers high speed internet access throughout Europe.
Aer Lingus chief commercial officer, Stephen Kavanagh, said, "We have been investigating ways to bring in-cabin connectivity to our customers for quite some time. We believe we have secured the best product in terms of speed, capacity and value for money. This initiative is in direct response to customer feedback, from both business and leisure customers alike. Having direct access to in-cabin Wi-Fi is top of our customers' wish-lists. We look forward to enhancing our customers' experience and working for many years to come with LiveTV and Eutelsat."
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