El Al Launches Viasat IFC on Transatlantic Flights
Viasat revealed that El Al Israel Airlines launched the Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi service on transatlantic flights. The in-flight Wi-Fi service will leverage the ViaSat-2 satellite to bring internet to El Al routes flying to and from major North American cities. Flights to these destinations will begin in May and June 2019.
Today, the Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi service is available on the airlines’ eight new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, eight Boeing 737-900 aircraft and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“We are well aware of our customers’ needs and interests in having an onboard reliable Wi-Fi system,” said El Al Israel Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gonen Usishkin. “We are proud to present the best in-flight Wi-Fi product — delivered by our partner Viasat — that will enable connectivity for our passengers flying from Israel to North American destinations. We have invested great efforts to provide our customers on these routes with the most advanced, innovative Wi-Fi system in the aviation world.”