Icelandair will partner with ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), to bring the in-flight connectivity and Internet streaming service to its passengers, the global broadband services and technology company said.
Icelandair will tap into ViaSat-2 and will leverage ViaSat´s latest generation (Gen-2) in-flight Internet system. By using the latest advancements in ViaSat´s in-flight Internet portfolio, Icelandair will be able to offer full Internet and streaming services at scale.
Icelandair will integrate ViaSat´s in-flight Internet system across its fleet of 16 Boeing 737MAX aircraft through post-delivery modifications. ViaSat plans to deliver continuous, reliable high-speed connectivity from Icelandair´s 18 North American gateways across the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland and more than 25 destinations in Europe.
Icelandair offers service to and from Iceland through Icelandair´s hub at Keflavik International Airport serving 18 destinations in North America and more than 25 destinations in Scandinavia, the UK, and Continental Europe.
ViaSat provides networking products and services for enterprise and consumer IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the US government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. Other products and services include communication system design, satellite antenna systems, integrated circuits, and network acceleration. The company also owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service.