Qatar Airways leading the inflight WiFi movement

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways recently celebrated the launch of its 100th aircraft to feature high-speed ‘Super WiFi’ connectivity.

The Qatari carrier now offers the largest number of aircraft equipped with only the best high-speed broadband in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The service allows passengers to stay in touch with families, friends and colleagues while travelling, using the fastest broadband service available in the sky.

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Airbus A350-900 aircraft number A7-ALC became the 100th member of the Qatar Airways fleet to feature the high-speed Super WiFi service using GX Aviation technology from global mobile satellite communications provider, Inmarsat. The service is being rolled out across the airline’s fleet, and since its launch in 2018, has enabled millions of passengers to browse the Internet, check social media, stream videos and more whilst on board.

Passengers aboard flights fitted with GX Aviation can benefit from up to one-hour of free access to the Super WiFi service, with the ability to purchase full-flight access if more time is needed.

Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker declared: “As a leader of innovation within the global aviation industry, Qatar Airways already operates one of the youngest and most technologically-advanced fleet in the skies. Where other airlines are reducing their WiFi offering, Qatar Airways is expanding it.

“With connection to our loved ones and friends now more important than ever during these challenging times, we are delighted to work with Inmarsat and its GX Aviation technology to bring high-speed Super WiFi broadband to passengers on board our fleet as part of Qatar Airways’ exceptional five-star service,” Al Baker added.

Meanwhile, aviation president, Inmarsat, Philip Balaam noted: “Qatar Airways is world renowned for offering a superior onboard experience, which is enjoyed by millions of loyal passengers across the world. We are pleased that our GX Aviation inflight broadband has become such an important component of that experience on the airline’s extensive fleet. Feedback from passengers has been hugely positive and now, with the service being available on 100 aircraft, even more can enjoy the best connectivity in the skies.”