Qatar Airways passengers can now experience
‘Super Wi-Fi’ high-speed broadband connectivity using Inmarsat’s
GX Aviation technology.
The broadband service is being
progressively rolled out on all Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus
A350 aircraft in Qatar Airways’ fleet.
on flights fitted with GX Aviation can receive one hour free
access to the ‘Super Wi-Fi’. If
more time is needed, passengers can purchase full-flight access to
the service selecting from a range of affordable options.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “In another first for the
MENA region, Qatar Airways passengers can now enjoy high-speed
broadband connectivity, providing rich content without
restriction, whether using the internet for work or relaxation
during their journey. Business travellers in particular will be
able to maximise their ‘office in the sky’ with seamless
Inmarsat are the same high-tech provider
selected by Qatar Airways for its space-based tracking system used
to track all its flights worldwide. As one of the world’s leading
developers of tracking systems, Inmarsat use a network of
satellites to detect signals transmitted from aircraft and relay
this information reporting speed, location and direction, to
President of Inmarsat Aviation, Mr. Philip
Balaam, said, “Qatar Airways is renowned as one of the greatest
innovators in global aviation with passengers being at the centre
of everything they do. We are delighted that they are now
pioneering our game-changing GX Aviation inflight broadband across
the globe. This unprecedented service adds to the airline’s
award-winning, five star onboard experience by allowing passengers
to seamlessly browse the internet, stream videos, check social
media and more during flights.”