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Air Côte d’Ivoire boosts inflight connectivity with Sitaonair

Inflight connectivity, wifi: Air Côte d’Ivoire

Air Côte d’Ivoire is the latest carrier to implement aircraft connectivity solutions by Sitaonair.

The west African airline will deploy inflight connectivity across its new fleet of A320neo aircraft starting in September 2020.

Air Côte d’Ivoire’s new fleet will enter service with both Sitaonair’s Mobile Onair and Internet Onair wifi over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation network. GX Aviation inflight broadband solution can now be accessed by passengers travelling on various airlines.

Air Côte d’Ivoire hopes to meet increasing passenger demand for speed and seamless connection onboard.

Sitaonair’s Internet Onair portal also provides Air Côte d’Ivoire with a host of additional services with the potential for new ancillary revenue, as well as personalised content for its passengers.

The addition of this service on top of enhanced wifi connections offers the airline and its passengers’ connectivity options. Passengers can have mobile connection in the air, as well as on the ground, while increased connectivity bandwidth provides enhanced reliability.

Chief executive officer, Air Côte d’Ivoire, René Decurey, comments: “It’s true that passenger expectations are growing. There is also increasing pressure to provide tailored services that cover the breadth of our passengers’ needs and data consumption. As Air Côte d’Ivoire continues to concentrate on enhanced, new generation inflight connectivity services for true passenger satisfaction, Sitaonair is the obvious, trusted partner to support our ambitions.”

Commercial VP Middle-East, Africa and Europe, Sitaonair, Stephan Egli, adds:

“Having previously deployed Sitaonair Internet Onair solution over SwiftBroadband, (Inmarsat) the move to GX reflects Air Côte d’Ivoire’s dedication to delivering true passenger satisfaction that’s future-proofed.

“By offering mobile and wifi services onboard, Sitaonair can provide an inflight connectivity service to passengers that delivers a unified, seamless and fast experience that costs less. We are proud to be Air Côte d’Ivoire’s long-term partner in this venture.”

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