APEX 2013: Garuda Indonesia launches flights with Panasonic connectivity

Panasonic Avionics says that Garuda Indonesia has taken delivery of its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its Global Communications Services.

Garuda will be taking a total of 10 777-300ERs fitted with Panasonic equipment. Garuda, in cooperation with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), is the first airline in Indonesia to offer the complete range of in-flight communication services including eXConnect, eXPhone, and eXTV.

eXTV delivers live content from BBC World News, BBC Arabic, CNBC, CNN International, Euronews, NHK World Premium and the exclusive Sport 24 live sports channel produced by IMG.

Services are currently being offered on routes from Jakarta/Denpasar to Narita and Jakarta/Denpasar to Jeddah and all of Garuda’s 777-300ERs will be delivered by 2015.

Garuda Indonesia EVP Service Faik Fahmi said the support of Panasonic on the Global Communications Suite for in-flight broadband Wi-Fi and GSM services since will strengthen the “Garuda Indonesia Experience”.

Steve Nichols, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Anaheim, CA, USA

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