Posted on: 23 September 2014 by Mark Howells
The first Nok Air flight to benefit from Thaicom’s new inflight connectivity service, developed in partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment, has taken off from Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport.
Thaicom’s system, which is the first to use Ku-band satellites in the Asia Pacific region, allows Nok Air passengers to browse the web, send and receive emails, use social media and read the news with 3G-like speeds.
“We’re very excited to be the first in Asia to offer free inflight Wi-Fi to our passengers on top of our other free services. This is testament to our promise of being proactive in bringing new and innovative services to our passengers,” said Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin.
Nok Air’s initial plan is to roll-out Thaicom’s connectivity service on six aircraft, then eventually across the airline’s entire fleet, which totals 22.
For Thaicom, this marks the first step in the company’s recently announced ‘New Frontiers’ campaign, which will see the growth of its portfolio in mobility services.