APEX: Aeromexico selects Viasat inflight internet for B737 MAX

Viasat logoViasat 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, Viasat’s VP Commercial Aviation.
Don Buchman, Viasat’s VP Commercial Aviation.

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.”

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