Finnair's Airbus short-haul fleet to be equipped with wi-fi connection

Finnair and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) have signed an agreement under which ViaSat will install a high-speed wireless internet network on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe, the companies said.

The installation of the wi-fi equipment will begin in May 2017, and will be completed by June 2018.

Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on connections via Helsinki, carrying more than 10 million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe.