After years of promises and product evolution Vistara‘s service from Delhi to London on the 787-9 will deliver a major milestone for the inflight connectivity industry. Inflight wifi service will fly on an Indian airline tonight for the first time.
We are delighted to offer on-board WiFi internet connectivity which takes our on-board travel experience to truly global standards. We are also glad to be the first Indian carrier to be able to offer this service to our customers. We truly hope our customers enjoy this new addition as we continuously strive to surpass their expectations.– Mr. Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer
The service will be free to passengers during the launch phase of the product, allowing Vistara to gather information on system functionality and feedback on the overall customer experience to further fine-tune the service. Regular pricing plan details will be announced at a future date.
The service is powered by the Panasonic Avionics eXConnect platform and delivered in partnership with Indian telecom provider Nelco. The system will take advantage of ISRO’s GSAT 14 satellite Ku-band capacity to deliver service over India. As the planes fly further afield they will benefit from PAC’s global Ku-band network of leased capacity.
The inflight connectivity service pairs with an inflight entertainment solution offering a rich multimedia library of nearly 700 hours of wide-ranging engaging content that includes movies, TV shows and audio compilations of various genres as well as games.
More about Vistara and its IFEC journey
- Vistara takes delivery of first 787-9, plans long-haul expansion
- Vistara confirms Panasonic, Nelco partnership for inflight WiFi service
- Vistara aims for inflight wifi service with Nelco
- Vistara maps a new course
- Moving Maps and much more coming to Vistara’s long-haul fleet
- Vistara, Bluebox go app-free for streaming IFE
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