Posted on: 19 February 2019 by Alexander Preston
EL AL Israel Airlines has launched its in-flight Wi-Fi service on transatlantic flights.
Provided by Viasat, when flying on transatlantic routes the system will connect to the ViaSat-2 satellite, which offers Ka-band capacity over the Atlantic Ocean, giving passengers a high-performing internet connection from across North America and the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin commented: “We are well aware of our customers’ needs and interests in having an onboard reliable Wi-Fi system. We are proud to present the best in-flight Wi-Fi product—delivered by our partner Viasat—that will enable connectivity for our passengers flying from Israel to North American destinations. We have invested great efforts to provide our customers on these routes with the most advanced, innovative Wi-Fi system in the aviation world.”
The Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi service is currently available on the airlines’ eight new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, eight Boeing 737-900 aircraft and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
EL AL offers three in-flight Wi-Fi packages—Basic, Social and Business—which can be purchased during the flight through the EL AL Wi-Fi portal via credit card, EL AL Matmid Club points or FLY CARD. EL AL’s top Platinum Matmid members can enjoy the in-flight Wi-Fi service for free.