The new connectivity system will be a fundamental part of our digital strategy and customer experience going forward. Coupled with the advanced features of our fuel-efficient, next-generation A321neo aircraft, we look forward to taking our passenger experience to the next level.– Kenneth Chang, Korean Air’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
The systems are being installed as a line-fit option on the A321neo aircraft, in partnership with with hardware provider Safran Passenger Innovations (SPI). Viasat’s Ka-band satellite constellation capacity will combine with SPI’s Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) hardware.
Korean currently has six A321neo aircraft active in the fleet with a total of 30 expected by 2027. The A321neo fleet is the second to activate inflight internet services on board. The carrier previously enabled Wi-Fi on its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, powered by Panasonic Avionics.
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