RwandAir adopts inflight connectivity from SITAONAIR

A passenger using an iPad on an aircraft.RwandAir’s two Airbus A330s are both to be line-fitted with mobile phone and Wi-Fi services from SITAONAIR, with the first being delivered in October 2016.

SITAONAIR says it is the leading inflight connectivity provider in Africa, with more airline customers in the region than any other provider.

The connectivity will use Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband L-band 432kbps service, which provides consistent global coverage, along with an option to upgrade to GX Aviation when it comes to market in 2016.

Jean Paul Nyirubutama, Deputy CEO and COO of RwandAir, said: “With connectivity expanding in the African aviation market and RwandAir continuously trailing blazes in customer services automation, it is imperative for RwandAir to be among the first airlines to offer mobile phone and Wi-Fi services to passengers travelling in the Central- Eastern part of Africa.

“With SITAONAIR, we can provide our esteemed customers with the connectivity they expect from us, as well as formulate a plan for the easy upgrade to GX Aviation when it becomes available.”

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