Archive | June, 2012

Southwest to Trial Live TV In-flight, via Row 44′s Satellite Wi-Fi

In conjunction with service provider Row 44, Southwest Airlines is adding to its wireless in-flight entertainment options with a preview of live television on five of the carrier’s aircraft, with plans to expand the service to 20 aircraft by mid-July. Customers on the Southwest Airlines aircraft trialing the service will now have the option to […]

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IFE Services Produces First ‘History of IFE’ Timeline on Facebook

KNUTSFORD, England, June 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Leading in-flight entertainment provider launches a history of the IFE industry, dating back from 1921 to the present day, on popular social media platform. IFE Services, one of the world’s leading in-flight entertainment (IFE) providers, has produced the first ‘History of the IFE Industry’ on Facebook. This […]

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Most Travelers Read on Flights but What About the Rest?

By Shamontiel L. Vaughn (Tribune Newspapers) If you make sure to bring reading material in your carry-on luggage when traveling, you have something in common with 32 percent of travelers in a recent GO Airport Express survey. The poll results were about what travelers spend their time doing while on an airplane, and majority said […]

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Surf at 35,000 Feet All the Way to Japan Thanks to JAL and ANA

Not too long ago in-flight WiFi was limited to a few airlines, on a few routes, and only in a few countries. Sure, things were going well at 35,000′ at home in the nifty fifty, but when it was time to take one of those long-haul flights the wireless options were few and far between. […]

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Delta to Start Offering International WiFi Early Next Year

By Wailin Wong Tribune (Staff Reporter) Delta Air Lines will start offering in-flight WiFi service on international flights early next year, the Atlanta-based carrier said Thursday. Delta already has WiFi available on its entire domestic fleet of 550 mainline aircraft. The expansion to the international fleet will involve 150 aircraft, including transoceanic Boeing 757. By […]

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Southwest Airlines Previews Live TV Inflight On Five Aircraft

Southwest Airlines Offers Customers the Opportunity to Watch Live Sports and News Programming DALLAS, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines LUV +1.41% , in conjunction with Row 44, is taking the next step in wireless inflight entertainment with a preview of live TV on five of the carrier’s aircraft, with plans to […]

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Gogo in no Rush for Planned IPO Ads by Google

By Walin Wong In-flight WiFi provider Gogo is in no rush to go public after filing to do so late last year, Chief Executive Michael Small said Tuesday. The Itasca-based company filed initial public offering documents in December, but Small told attendees at the TechWeek conference at Merchandise Mart that he feels the IPO market […]

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IFE Services to Design User Interface for Thomson Airways’ New Dreamliner In-Flight Entertainment System

By PR Newswire Leading in-flight entertainment provider will develop the user interface that passengers will use to enjoy the entertainment available on Thomson’s new fleet of 787s due to start long-haul flying in May 2013. IFE Services announced today that it has been selected by Thomson Airways to develop the in-flight entertainment user interface for […]

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Thales Expands IFEC Service Network As New Avant System Prepares To Enter Service

By Charles Alcock Thales’s in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) division has opened a new facility near London Heathrow Airport. The new premises will serve as the base for its sales and marketing operations in the UK and Ireland, as well as for its maintenance, repair and onboard services team covering Europe and Africa. The opportunity to […]

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In-flight WiFi firm Gogo Lands Financing for International Growth

By John Pletz Gogo Inc., which provides in-flight WiFi, has arranged a $135 million line of credit from Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan to fund international expansion. The Itasca-based company formerly known as Aircell got its start providing wireless access to aircraft by building a network of ground-based cellular towers across the U.S., lining up […]

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