airBaltic, Latvia’s flag carrier, recently announced that it will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX’s Starlink connectivity system, foreseeing a true revolution of the inflight Internet access.
Accordingly with the airline statement, “every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all airBaltic flights without hassles or login pages”
This marks a historic moment for our airline and the industry as a whole. Soon airBaltic will become the first airline in Europe to launch high-speed, unlimited, and free-of-charge satellite internet on board. We are excited to further improve our service to our passengers who will soon benefit from this internet connectivity onboard our flights within the airBaltic network in Europe and beyond – Martin Gauss,CEO of airBaltic
SpaceX Vice President of Starlink Sales Jonathan Hofeller, added that the implementation of Starlink to airBaltic’s Airbus A220 fleet will allow passengers to benefit from access to high-speed, low latency internet, “similar to or better than what they experience at home. Customers will walk on the plane and the internet will simply work, making the stress of login pages and downloading large files before takeoff a thing of the past ”.
The company will work with SpaceX to obtain the necessary certification and is expecting to begin installing the product this year.