Archive | December, 2012

Gogo Agrees to Partnership With Inmarsat for Global Xpress (GX)

By Inmarsat ITASCA, ILLINOIS, DECEMBER 20, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Gogo to provide worldwide, in-air connectivity through Inmarsat’s GX Ka-band satellite solution Gogo and Inmarsat have signed an agreement that sees Gogo become a value added reseller for Global Xpress® (GX) in the Commercial Air Transport market.  The world’s first global Ka-band network will be provided […]

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Lufthansa and Virgin Australia launch in-flight entertainment streaming apps

by Samantha Shankman, Skift Nearly all travelers that board a plane today are clutching a smartphone or tablet. Despite the movies or magazines offered by airlines, passengers are often glued to whatever pre-loaded content they’ve brought on their personal devices. Lufthansa Systems, the tech consulting arm of the eponymous airline, has a new solution that aims to […]

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In-flight wifi provider Gogo sees revenue rise 69%, chooses NASDAQ

By Renaissance Capital,  March 23, 2012 Gogo, which provides in-flight wifi for commercial and private jets in the US, reported financial results for 2011 in a filing with the SEC on Thursday. Revenue increased 69% to $160 million and the operating loss narrowed from $77 million to $34 million. The number of connected commercial aircraft increased 27% to […]

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RMG Networks Announces Partnership With Row 44 and the Addition of the Southwest Airlines On-Board WiFi Portal to Its Travel Media Portfolio Now Has 100% Market Share for Digital Media In-Flight Through an Exclusive Partnership With Row 44

From Marketwire SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — RMG Networks, the leader in travel media, announced today an exclusive digital media partnership with Row 44, the leading provider of in-flight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, to monetize the in-flight media assets on the Southwest Airlines WiFi Portal […]

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Delta Takes 49% Stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 Million

by JAD MOUAWAD There are few more lucrative airline routes than the one between the financial powerhouses of New York and London. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines signaled that it was going after that business-heavy market, agreeing to buy a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines for $360 million. The deal will provide […]

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Airlines Entertain Tablet Ideas Rather Than Wiring Planes for In-Flight Movies, Some Hand Out iPads

by SAM SCHECHNER When French airline OpenSkies wanted to upgrade entertainment options on the small fleet of Boeing 757s it flies between Paris and New York, it decided against wiring its aircraft with a traditional seat-back video system. A growing number of air carriers are tapping into consumer technologies like tablets and wireless streaming to help […]

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Free Wi-Fi Coming soon to an airport near you

Dec 10th 2012, 10:53 by N.B. | WASHINGTON, D.C. FOLLOWING on the heels of the news—highlighted by my colleague—that airlines are ditching back-of-the-seat television screens in favour of Wi-Fi-based entertainment comes a report that airports are increasingly choosing to offer travellers free Wi-Fi. Time notes that just a few years ago, officials at Minneapolis-St Paul international airport (MSP) […]

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Etihad Airways launches “Etihad Wi-Fly” connectivity

by Ahmed Rayyan Karachi: Etihad Airways today launched its new “Etihad Wi-Fly” inflight Internet and mobile connectivity service, powered by the Panasonic Avionics Global Communications Suite.  The airline’s first aircraft equipped with Panasonic’s communications technology, an Airbus A330-200, took flight today for Brussels, offering high-speed broadband Internet connectivity as well as data and mobile phone services. […]

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Saving weight the Wi-Fi way

Dec 5th 2012, 16:46 by A.H. | TORONTO EVERYONE seems to be carrying some sort of computer on board aeroplanes these days, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or even ye olde laptop PC. So it makes a certain amount of sense for airlines to offer in-flight entertainment that piggybacks on those devices. One reason, as pointed […]

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Etihad announces plans for in-flight wifi

by http://www.mysinchew.com (Relaxnews) – On Monday Etihad Airways announced plans to launch its new “Etihad Wi-Fly” in-flight internet and mobile connectivity, joining competitors Emirates and Singapore Airlines which already provide the service. The news came only hours after Australian carrier Qantas announced it was killing plans to offer in-flight Wi-Fi on its A380 long-haul flights, citing […]

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