AirAsia is upgrading its inflight WiFi service.
Six aircraft operated by AirAsia Malaysia
(carrier code AK) and two aircraft operated by AirAsia Thailand
(carrier code FD) have already 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, AirAsia has been offering guests
travelling on GX Aviation-equipped aircraft a free 10MB trial of
the new service.
Inmarsat Aviation President Philip Balaam said,
“AirAsia’s launch of GX Aviation services is a significant
milestone, as it brings to life the airline’s bold and innovative
new digital offering for passengers. We are confident that their
upgrade from basic connectivity to the industry’s gold standard
inflight broadband will be warmly embraced by passengers. Our
teams continue to work closely together to install GX Aviation on
the rest of AirAsia’s fleet of Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft,
making it available to millions of new passengers each month.”
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