LATAM Airlines Group has chosen Intelsat’s inflight connectivity service for its fleet of Airbus A320ceo and A320neo narrowbody aircraft based in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Columbia.
The installations will include up to 160 aircraft and take up to three years to complete. Of those, 70 will be new-delivery aircraft, which will be fitted with Intelsat’s 2Ku system by Airbus prior delivery to LATAM.
When completed, the airline’s entire narrowbody fleet will be served by Intelsat’s IFC service.
LATAM’s vice president of clients Paulo Miranda said: “We have worked closely with Intelsat to deliver the best connectivity experience on our aircraft based in Brazil, but we know our customers in Spanish-speaking markets want the same onboard experience. Today’s announcement is the first step on that journey, as we aim to deliver the best connectivity service experience in the region using Intelsat’s 2Ku system.”
Intelsat’s vice president of commercial Dave Bijur added: “At Intelsat, our mission is to provide quality, reliable connectivity for work and entertainment which is essential for airline partners and passengers alike. LATAM is an important customer to us and we look forward to providing their passengers across South America with the exceptional customer service not just today and tomorrow but for decades to come.”