Greece’s national carrier Aegean Airlines has announced plans to adopt high-speed inflight broadband powered by the European Aviation Network (EAN) onboard its new and existing Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
The award-winning connectivity solution, provided by Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, will give Aegean passengers access to three Wi-Fi packages, including a ‘try before you buy’ service.
In a statement, Inmarsat said its broadband solution offers “incomparable speeds, uninterrupted coverage across Europe and significantly lower latency than any other aviation connectivity service on the market”.
Aegean’s chief executive officer Dimitris Gerogiannis said: “This exciting milestone is part of our continued efforts to develop the Aegean service offering for passenger and strengthen our competitive position, which is particularly important as the aviation industry continues to recover from the global pandemic’s impact. We enjoy working with Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom and Display Interactive to roll out the European Aviation Network on all our A320 and A32 fleet.”
Under the agreement, Aegean has also partnered with Display Interactive to create a customised digital portal, enabling passengers to explore entertainment options, receive real-time travel information and sign up to the airline’s ‘Miles+Bonus’ frequent flyer programme.
Inmarsat Aviation’s president Philippe Carette added: “Our European Aviation Network in-flight broadband solution experienced record demand from passenger last year, with take-up rates substantially higher than before the pandemic. We are delighted that it will be available on Aegean flights, as part of the airline’s impressive efforts to offer a truly world-class passenger experience. Inmarsat has worked closely with our partner Deutsche Telekom and the Aegean team to expedite the rollout and ensure the airline’s passenger can now start enjoying Europe’s fastest in-flight broadband.”