ANA to Provide OnAir Inflight Wi-Fi on its International Routes
Tokyo and Geneva, 25 June, 2012 - ANA today announces that from summer 2013, Wi-Fi will be available on its international routes. The service will initially be made available on ANA B777-300ER and B767-300ER fleets serving ANA's international network. The OnAir Wi-Fi service, ‘Internet OnAir’, will work in the same way as a Wi-Fi hotspot on the ground.
Tetsuo FUKUDA, Senior Vice President of CS & Products Services and Innovations, ANA commented on the launch: “ANA is delighted to announce the launch of OnAir Wi-Fi on its international routes. The service will offer passengers a new inflight experience, giving them the flexibility and choice they deserve. We look forward to working with OnAir on this project. OnAir has a wealth of experience in handling large scale fleet programs and delivering end-to-end connectivity solutions for multiple aircraft types.”
Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir commented: “ANA is a world-class airline, recognized for the high quality of its service. ANA's decision to choose OnAir's SBB-based Wi-Fi product demonstrates that the combination of OnAir and SBB is the best solution for passenger connectivity and cements OnAir's position as the benchmark for global inflight connectivity solutions.”
Internet OnAir provides consistent global coverage, with a combination of over 80 regulatory authorizations, as well as its use of Inmarsat's I4 SBB network.
About ANA Group
OnAir's products enable passengers to use their own mobile phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops in exactly the same way as they do on the ground, either through the onboard GSM network or the onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. The products are available as linefit or retrofit for all commercial aircraft, as well as government, VIP and business jets, and ships.
OnAir was incorporated in February 2005 and is owned by SITA, the leading IT solutions provider to the air transport world and Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer. OnAir is a member of the GSM Association and an Inmarsat Distribution Partner for both SBB and Global Xpress services.
More information about OnAir is available at www.onair.aero