Kuwait Airways Selects OnAir for Inflight Connectivity

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Kuwait Airways has chosen OnAir as its connectivity provider for 12 new aircraft as part of a complete fleet upgrade.

The airline has ordered five A330s and seven A320s, all of which will be line fitted with Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir. The first A320 and first A330 will be delivered in December 2014 and May 2015 respectively.

Established in 1954, Kuwait Airways chose to line fit its new aircraft with Airbus ALNAv2 network architecture. This line fitting option does not require any additional antennae. OnAir connectivity uses Inmarsats SwiftBroadband global network

OnAir was the right offering for us, said Rasha Al-Roumi Kuwait Airways Chairperson. On top of the proven SwiftBroadband service which is available line fit on our new aircraft now, OnAir has GX Aviation capability waiting in the wings. We can offer passengers the connectivity they expect from a leading airline, as well as formulate a plan for the easy transfer to GX Aviation when it is available.

OnAirs SwiftBroadband solution has a clear deployment path to GX Aviation, Inmarsats imminent high speed network. As such, OnAirs service is ready for the next major step in inflight connectivity.

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