RwandAir to linefit SITA OnAir IFC on A330s

RwandAir has chosen SITA OnAir as its inflight connectivity (IFC) provider, becoming the fourth airline in Africa to do so.The carrier will linefit two of its new Airbus A330 aircraft with SITA OnAir's in-flight mobile phone and Wi-Fi services.SITA OnAir’s IFC uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband, which provides the option to upgrade to GX Aviation when it enters market in 2016. Combined with SITA OnAir’s network of regulatory authorisations, this means RwandAir can provide passengers with a consistent level of service on both African and Middle Eastern routes.“With connectivity expanding in the African aviation market and RwandAir remaining trail blazers customer services automation, it is imperative for RwandAir to be among the first airlines to offer mobile phone and Wi-Fi services to passengers travelling in the Central- Eastern part of Africa,” said Jean Paul Nyirubutama, deputy CEO and COO of RwandAir. “With SITA OnAir, we can provide our esteemed customers with the connectivity they expect from us, as well as formulate a plan for the easy upgrade to GX Aviation when it becomes available.”The first of RwandAir’s A330 will be delivered in October 2016.

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