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SAS Passengers Surf the Web at 35,000 Feet with Viasat

By | May 17, 2018
SAS launches high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi powered by Viasat

SAS launches high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi powered by Viasat. Photo Credit: SAS

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has commercially launched its new high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service on its short- and medium-haul routes between Scandinavia and Europe. The new in-flight Wi-Fi system is powered by Viasat, and enables passengers to stream their favorite movies, use social media, send images from their seat or answer email.

The SAS Wi-Fi system has already been installed on 28 aircraft and, by September, the airline expects to have around 40 aircraft installed. SAS expects the vast majority of its fleet to be Wi-Fi-enabled by the first quarter of 2020.

The SAS Wi-Fi product uses the latest antenna and Wi-Fi technology from Viasat, which connects to its high-capacity satellite in Europe sitting approximately 22,000 miles above the Earth, to enable fast streaming and web browsing at 35,000 feet.