Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink has agreed to retrofit 50 of its Airbus A320s with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband service.
The deal was signed in partnership with Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Systems and Indonesian tech company Mahata Aero Teknologi.
Installations on the aircraft will begin later this year says Chris Rogerson, Inmarsat Aviation commercial director for the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
The deal is Inmarsat’s second with a low-cost carrier in the region – it also has an agreement with AirAsia – and it demonstrates that GX is suited to “all sorts of airlines”, says Inmarsat regional vice-president MEA Ben Griffin.
“Low-cost carrier does not necessarily mean low-cost passenger. A lot of people [flying on low-cost airlines] have legitimate business needs to be connected,” adds Griffin.
Inmarsat is celebrating the 250th installation of its GX connectivity service.
Source: Flight Daily News