Articles tagged “viasat”

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

We know it takes a long time to retrofit airplanes. And we know airlines hate to remove planes from service. But we wish Alaska could work faster to add speedy Wi-Fi. Three years is a long time to wait.

2 years ago

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

2 years ago

ViaSat Brings More Competition and Faster Speeds to the In-Flight Wi-Fi Market

ViaSat Brings More Competition and Faster Speeds to the In-Flight Wi-Fi Market

Brian Sumers, Skift

Do you like super fast Internet the sky? You might want to thank ViaSat, which persuaded airlines they could do better.

3 years ago

Qantas Announces Free Domestic In-Flight High-Speed Wi-Fi Starting Next Year

Qantas Announces Free Domestic In-Flight High-Speed Wi-Fi Starting Next Year

Marisa Garcia, Skift

With Qantas' decision, the question arises what other oneworld partners will do next. The Wi-Fi space race just heated up again, and it never even had time to cool down.

3 years ago

Gogo Makes Moves to End Its In-Flight Wi-Fi Dispute With American Air

Gogo Makes Moves to End Its In-Flight Wi-Fi Dispute With American Air

Marisa Garcia, Skift

While only 200 aircraft of American’s Wi-Fi installed fleet are involved in this counter-bid, Gogo will want to prove that its 2Ku Wi-Fi product can satisfactorily compete with ViaSat’s Exede Wi-Fi product.

3 years ago

Gogo’s Stock Drops, ViaSat’s Rises After American Airlines’ Lawsuit

Gogo’s Stock Drops, ViaSat’s Rises After American Airlines’ Lawsuit

Michaela Ross and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

3 years ago

Virgin America Adds Spotify and New York Times as Latest Perks in In-Flight Wi-Fi Race

Virgin America Adds Spotify and New York Times as Latest Perks in In-Flight Wi-Fi Race

Marisa Garcia, Skift

JetBlue and Virgin America are certainly blazing trails on brand partnerships to support connectivity. The question is: will other airlines follow in this new frontier or just circle their wagons.

3 years ago

Virgin America Looks for JetBlue-Like Ways to Profit From Its New In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin America Looks for JetBlue-Like Ways to Profit From Its New In-Flight Wi-Fi

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The thousands of screens on aircraft, either built-in or brought onboard, offer advertisers and brand partners many ways to reach consumers. With connectivity and advanced IFE systems gathering user data, the skies offer limitless possibilities for targeted campaigns and direct sales.

3 years ago

One Company’s Non-Traditional Path to Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

One Company’s Non-Traditional Path to Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Getting business by not rushing to grab business it is an unusual strategy. Since this approach will give ViaSat a chance to watch developments (and plan its ultimate play), it’s crazy enough to work.

5 years ago

All Flyers Will Have Free Seamless In-Flight Wi-Fi in the Future

All Flyers Will Have Free Seamless In-Flight Wi-Fi in the Future

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These are the opinions of one executive at one of several in-flight Wi-Fi providers that would gain great profits from expanded in-flight connectivity. We can't take his goals as gospel, but it's a vision that all flyers would like to see actualize.

5 years ago

JetBlue’s New In-Flight Wi-Fi Launches Tomorrow, Will Be Free for Six Months

JetBlue’s New In-Flight Wi-Fi Launches Tomorrow, Will Be Free for Six Months

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Making in-flight Wi-Fi free for good would change the competitive landscape forcing other airlines to consider free connections for the future. JetBlue might be late to the game, but it's making up for it in a big way.

5 years ago

Airlines Work To Supply Better In-Flight Wi-Fi With Satellite Services

Airlines Work To Supply Better In-Flight Wi-Fi With Satellite Services

Thomas Black and Jennifer Surane, Bloomberg

As airlines realize that free Wi-Fi is no longer optional in passengers' minds, offerings and competition in that market are increasing.

6 years ago