Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has begun equipping some of its Boeing 777-300ERs with the next generation of WiFi technology from SITAONAIR. The ONAIR WiFi portal, powered by GX Aviation, promises to keep passengers connected throughout their flights.
SITAONAIR’s CEO David Lavorel commented in a press release,
“SITAONAIR has taken huge strides to deliver a next-gen experience for passengers. Internet ONAIR draws upon our expertise as a provider of inflight technology, to provide an ‘always-on’, convenient Wi-Fi solution that is ahead of the game.”
SITAONAIR has been providing WiFi on ANA’s 777-300s and its 767s since 2013, but this latest deal is a big upgrade for both passengers and the airline. Working with Inmarsat’s groundbreaking Ka-band network, ANA customers will now be able to access reliable, secure inflight connectivity all over the world.
Working with JSAT Mobile
Working in partnership with JSAT Mobile, SITAONAIR has been able to expand its offering to ANA. JSAT Mobile’s President and CEO Eiichi Yoda commented in a press release,
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with our partner SITAONAIR to support ANA in providing Wi-Fi services to ANA’s demanding base of connected passengers. JSAT MOBILE’s regulatory expertise and close customer coordination together with SITAONAIR’s industry-leading expertise and connectivity solutions, combined with Inmarsat’s reliable and expanding GX Aviation network, enables ANA to benefit from a seamless and future-proof solution.”
SITAONAIR has also this year signed Taiwanese start up Starlux Airlines as well as Air Senegal for high speed Inmarsat GX powered IFC. At APEX last year, Chief Technology Officer Gregory Ouillon commented on how well the solution was performing for customers Singapore Airlines and Philippine Airlines.
Now fellow Asian carrier ANA will be able to benefit too.