Spanish leisure airline World2Fly officially activated in-flight internet on its first A350-900. The GX Aviation platform from Inmarsat will deliver high-speed connectivity on board, with integration services delivered by SITA’s Internet ONAIR division.
Our passengers expect fast, reliable, and uninterrupted connectivity as part of our onboard offering wherever we fly. We are delighted that SITA’s Internet ONAIR solution using Inmarsat GX Aviation delivers this on our first Airbus A350.– Bruno Claeys, Managing Director of World2Fly
World2fly’s A350-900 features a single-class, 432 seat cabin layout. All passengers on board the long-haul leisure market-focused flights will have access to the wifi platform, allowing them to browse the internet, stream video and audio, shop online, or keep in touch with friends and loved ones.
Niels Steenstrup, Inmarsat Aviation’s Senior Vice President of Inflight Connectivity Business, is keen on the opportunity for World2Fly to deliver an enhanced in-flight passenger experience. He notes that “GX Aviation is playing such an important role in the airline’s onboard experience.” Steenstrup continues, “The response from passengers has been extremely positive and, together with our partner SITA, we look forward to supporting the airline’s ambitious growth plans.”
Inmarsat continues to see strong demand for in-flight connectivity services on board. According to the company’s recently released 2021 Passenger Confidence Tracker, the largest and most comprehensive global survey of its kind since the pandemic began, 41% of respondents believe that having Wi-Fi on their flights is even more important now than pre-COVID. Wi-Fi allows them to stay connected with friends and family and supports a touch-free environment.
Adding the to the celebratory remarks, Sebastien Fabre, CEO of SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, notes, “SITA and Inmarsat have a hugely successful track record in providing airlines across the world with market-leading inflight connectivity. We are overjoyed to welcome World2Fly as our latest customer as demand for inflight connectivity reaches new heights. Our ready-made solution perfectly meets the current and future needs of the airline and its passengers for a digitalized onboard experience.”
The Mallorca-based airline will expand its fleet and operate flights from Madrid to leisure destinations such as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancún, Mexico.
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