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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
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by revenues and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, it flies today to 77 domestic and international cities in a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 168 routes. ANA has 33,000 employees and operates about 1,000 flights a day. In 2011, it carried 43 million passengers and generated revenues of $17.1bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and launched a joint-venture with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes in April 2011; ANA launched a joint-venture with Lufthansa on Japan-Europe routes in October 2011. ANA has more than 23 million members belong to its Frequent Flyer Program (ANA Mileage Club). ANA is the launch customer for the world's newest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

About OnAir
OnAir sets the benchmark for global inflight connectivity services, with 46 customers on five continents. We are the only provider to offer consistent global coverage for both inflight GSM and Wi-Fi, thanks to over 80 regulatory approvals, 350 roaming agreements, and by using Inmarsat's I4 satellite networks.

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

ANA:
Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka
Tel.: +81 (0)3 6735 1111
E-mail: publicrelations@ana.co.jp

OnAir:
Aurélie Branchereau-Giles
Director of PR and Communications
Tel.: +41 (0)22 747 6360
E-mail: aurelie.branchereau@onair.aero

 

ANA to Provide OnAir Inflight Wi-Fi on its International Routes

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