Viasat has announced Aeromexico is to deploy its inflight internet system across 18 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with an option to extend up to 60 aircraft.
First line-fit installations of Viasat’s equipment have already begun.
Aeromexico says it evaluated the Viasat Ka-band in-flight internet service against competitor offerings and chose Viasat based on its proven, scalable network platform.
Aeromexico says its ability to tap into the ViaSat-2 satellite as well as Viasat’s future satellites, gave the airline great confidence it would be able to offer the best service quality with:
- Optimal inflight Wi-Fi reliability for the best and most consistent online experience gate-to-gate.
- Fast onboard internet speeds ensuring passengers and crew have advanced streaming, downloading and web browsing capabilities.
- High-value internet performance as Viasat’s satellite system offers significant capacity and competitive bandwidth to Aeromexico’s flight routes.
- A future-proofed approach to inflight Wi-Fi, that will give Aeromexico access to the top-of-the-market advanced satellite communications system and spacecraft innovations to meet the growing broadband demands of the fully connected aircraft.
Andres Castañeda, Chief Marketing Officer, Aeromexico, said: “As Mexico’s global airline, we take great pride in ensuring our passengers have access to the latest innovations and airline comforts.
“By bringing Viasat in-flight internet on board, we will deliver a top class in-flight Wi-Fi experience for our passengers. We want all of our clients to enjoy a high-quality internet experience in the air, and partnering with Viasat will accomplish that.”
Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Aviation, Viasat, said: “Aeromexico’s decision to deploy Viasat’s industry-leading in-flight internet system is a testament to their forward-thinking technology approach and their commitment to passenger and crew excellence.
“Our current service has been recognized by multiple third parties as the best in-flight internet service on the global market, offering high-performance and high-dependability.
“With ViaSat-2 and subsequently ViaSat-3, we will bring even greater speeds and reliability with built-in scale and flexibility to serve millions of passengers daily as they fly across multiple continents.”