AIX 2018: Kuwait Airways activates next-gen in-flight connectivity

Forging ahead with its commitment to bring next-generation, high-speed, in-flight broadband connectivity to passengers, Kuwait Airways has extended its partnership with SITAONAIR.

The aircraft service expert will deploy its ONAIR portal and Mobile ONAIR services line-fit on board the airline’s new A320 and A321neo aircraft fleet. The award-winning in-flight connectivity portal, ONAIR, will enable passengers to seamlessly maintain their digital lives as they fly – to stream, surf, message, consume digital content, shop and stay connected with their loved ones.

Commenting on the partnership, Stephan Egli, SITAONAIR’s regional vice president of the Middle East, Africa and Europe, said:

This is a fantastic moment for SITAONAIR as we deliver our rich, value-added in-flight connectivity services, and the promise of the connected aircraft experience to our valued customer, Kuwait Airways. With our leading internet ONAIR and Mobile ONAIR solutions, harnessing the power of GX Aviation, passengers will have access to the latest connectivity technologies, so their digital lives continue uninterrupted in the air, just as on the ground.

With the new service planned for early 2019, Kuwait’s flag-carrying airline will become the Middle East’s first airline to offer in-flight connectivity services over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in a single-aisle aircraft fleet.

The pairing marks the evolution of SITAONAIR and Kuwait Airway’s long-running partnership delivering SwiftBroadband to its A330 and A320 fleets.

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