Korean Air Becomes Connexion by Boeing Customer
Korean Air today became the latest non-U.S. carrier to select Connexion by Boeing to provide in-flight, high-speed Internet communications. The agreement calls for the first installation of the Connexion by Boeing mobile connectivity service on the carrier’s long-haul fleet of 747-400s and 777ERs in early 2005, with commercial service to begin shortly after that. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Korea has the highest broadband penetration rate in the world,” said Scott Carson, president of Connexion by Boeing. “So the high-speed connectivity that Korean Air passengers have in their homes and offices can now be extended to their in-flight travel experience, providing them with affordable choices for how to spend their time in the cabin.” For in-depth coverage of this story, see the May 3 issue of Satellite News. For more information about subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at www.satellitetoday.com.