July 31 2017
Fly Through the Sky with Icelandair’s Wi-Fi Service
Icelandair is the first airline to bring high-speed connectivity to transatlantic flights!
Icelandair, in partnership with ViaSat Inc., announced it will bring the fastest, most powerful in-flight connectivity and internet streaming service to passengers flying on Icelandair’s Boeing 737 MAX operated flights between North America and Europe!
To ensure Icelandair passengers experience the best internet streaming service at 35,000 feet, the airline will tap into into ViaSat-2. ViaSat plans to deliver continuous, reliable high-speed connectivity from Icelandair's 18 North American gateways across the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland, as well as more than 25 destinations in Europe. The service is planned to beginning in March 2018.
"Icelandair continues to expand its global network with additional flights, aircraft and service capabilities across the Atlantic – our investment in new technology, from ViaSat, will deliver one of the best internet experiences in the skies," said, Guðmundur Óskarsson, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Icelandair. "In partnering with ViaSat we continue our strong reputation of putting our passengers first by giving them the opportunity to use the internet the way they want to – by providing internet with fast web browsing speeds and video streaming."
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.