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Viasat Wins Deal to Equip an Additional 40 Planes With IFC for Korean Air

By Rachel Jewett | March 21, 2024

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South Korea’s flagship air carrier Korean Air signed a deal with Viasat for in-flight connectivity (IFC) for an additional 40 aircraft, Viasat announced Wednesday. Viasat will connect 40 Boeing 787s for Korean Air. 

This announcement will bring the total number of Korean Air aircraft to be equipped with Viasat’s connectivity solution to 70, after a deal for 30 Airbus A321Neos was announced in August. All aircraft are scheduled to enter service by the end of 2027.

The IFC service will allow Korean Air passengers to browse the internet, use social media, and stream video and audio.

Kenneth Chang, executive vice president of Korean Air, commented: “Our focus on enhancing passenger experience is crucial to our business – and adding more connectivity to our fleet will be a key step forward in achieving this. Bringing Viasat’s reliable, high-speed connectivity to more Korean Air flights means even more of our valued passengers will be able to benefit from exceptional Wi-Fi onboard.”