Singapore Airlines Launches Full In-Flight Service
Singapore Airlines has formally rolled out its in-flight connectivity offering after investing $50 million to bring Inmarsat-powered Internet and mobile data services to its passengers.
The full launch of the service, simply titled “In-Flight Connectivity,” follows a soft launch earlier this year on a limited number of aircraft. The In-Flight Connectivity service is now available on 14 aircraft in Singapore Airlines’ fleet, including all five of its Airbus A340-500s deployed on its longest non-stop routes between Singapore and both Newark and Los Angeles. Singapore Airline also extended the service to markets in which it had not previously obtained regulatory approvals, such as Australia.
“As our customers’ preferences towards entertainment and connectivity options change over time, so must we,” Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President of Products and Services Tan Pee Teck said in a statement. “Mobile and Internet connectivity capabilities are just the start, enabling our customers to stay connected even when flying at 35,000ft. There will be much more investment in the months and years ahead to keep our customers both connected and entertained.”