UTair commits to 60 more wi-fi installations

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Moscow-based UTair has signed a deal with Global Eagle Entertainment to install satellite wi-fi on 60 aircraft.

Under today's agreement, 20 Airbus A321-200s and 40 next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft will be outfitted with the technology. This is in addition to nine Boeing 737s and 767s that the companies agreed to equip with wi-fi in October 2012.

UTair will begin outfitting the 69 aircraft with the wi-fi equipment this month.

“UTair is an innovative airline aggressively building significant traffic in Russia, Central Asia, and Europe and we are honoured to be a part of that international growth,” says John LaValle, Global Eagle Entertainment’s chief executive.