PEW 2019: Start-up Starlux selects SITAONAIR for IFC

The Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines has partnered with SITAONAIR to bring next-generation in-flight connectivity (IFC) to passengers.

Founded in May 2018, the airline is gearing up for its commercial launch and will serve both Asian and North American long-haul routes from its headquarters in Taipei.

SITAONAIR will deploy its Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal – powered by Link ONAIR over Inmarsat’s high-speed GX Aviation satellite network on the airline’s A321neos and A350s.

“As we prepare to welcome our first passengers aboard in 2020, we are thrilled to be partnering with SITAONAIR to bring a world-class connectivity experience to passengers,” said Starlux’s president, Glen Chai. “We are excited by what is taking shape and are certain that Internet ONAIR over GX Aviation will deliver the consistent and high-speed connection necessary for a top-flight travel experience.”

Katrina Korzenowski, SITAONAIR commercial regional VP, Asia-Pacific, said: “Starlux is an exciting new entrant to the premium air travel market, and we are delighted to be partnering with the airline to bring premium inflight passenger connectivity onboard. With our years of dedicated expertise delivering tailored solutions, we are the right partner for Starlux to bring this young carrier to the fore of passenger connectivity.”

Image: (left-to-right): Yann Cabaret, VP Customer Programs & Cabin Services, SITAONAIR, Steve Huang, Senior VP, Corporate Planning, Starlux, Sean Lund, SVP Cabin Connectivity, Inmarsat Aviation, Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, KW Chang, Founder & Chairman, Starlux, David Lavorel, SITAONAIR CEO, and Martin Chou, VP Corporate Planning, Starlux.

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