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Skymark chooses Panasonic’s in-flight internet solution

tSkymark Airlines (Skymark) has announced plans to introduce Panasonic Avionics’ (Panasonic) exConnect in-flight broadband system on its fleet of new Airbus A330s.

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t“Our customers love in-flight Wi-Fi, and today, we are taking a strategic step forward to ensure that our passengers can be both entertained and productive everywhere our aircraft fly,” commented Shinichi Nishikubo, president and chief executive officer of Skymark Airlines. “We look forward to launching this extremely exciting service with our partners at Panasonic Avionics.”

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tThe airline, which is Japan’s third largest carrier, has said that the service will be free of charge. At 35,000 feet passengers will be able browse the web, use social media and check their emails.

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tPaul Margis, president and chief executive officer for Panasonic remarked, “We continue to see rising demand for connectivity from airlines across the globe because today’s travellers expect to be perpetually connected – even when they fly. We are honoured to have been chosen by Skymark to support their unique business model and their vision for in-flight entertainment.”t

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