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Podcast: Analyst forecasts big money from in-flight Internet

IAG’s Addison Schonland recently chatted with In-Stat analyst Daryl Schoolar about his new report on the in-flight connectivity market. Schoolar’s numbers are quite compelling – by 2013 the business could be generating $2.2bn/year with 6,250 planes Wi-Fi enabled. That is awesome growth from an estimated $49m in 2009 and $272m in 2010, notes Schonland. Schoolar also […]

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Canada’s Porter surprises; mulls in-flight connectivity

Porter Airlines is a gem. There is no other way to describe it. I finally had a chance to check out the Canadian operator’s service last week and I was amazed at its gleaming Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) terminal, which boasts a complementary cafĂ© service, free Wi-Fi and the type of seating you’d expect to see in […]

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American and Virgin – hey now, we were gaga for Gogo first!

With AirTran’s clever marketing stunt from this morning still fresh in our heads, it’s easy to forget that American Airlines got the Gogo ball rolling last summer, and that Virgin America kept the momentum going with a big YouTube live event that proved Aircell’s in-flight broadband system can indeed support a live broadcast as well […]

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AirTran and Delta fight to lead the Wi-Fi pack (ain’t it grand?)

Low-cost carrier AirTran Airways has become the latest US operator to partner with in-flight connectivity provider Aircell to offer passengers wireless Internet access. However, the carrier intends to move faster than its competition by equipping its entire 136-strong fleet of Boeing 737 and 717 aircraft with Aircell’s Gogo broadband system by mid-summer. The ambitious project, […]

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VIDEO: Lufthansa less certain on ’09 broadband launch; still high class

Some pretty significant news here, folks. Lufthansa is no longer certain it will reignite broadband Internet on its overseas flights this year. The carrier is still very much interested, but some issues need to be sorted. Also, there are no guarantees broadband will be offered on Luftie’s first A380 (due early next year), but we already know the […]

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