Qatar Airways is the largest airline which is set to offer Starlink’s service on specified aircraft and routes. The high-speed, low-latency broadband internet access will be complimentary for all passengers with frictionless ‘One-Click-Access’ onboard. Starlink will allow passengers to utilise Wi-Fi speed of up to 350 megabits per second for gaming, VPN access, sports streaming and more
The airline is currently the largest to collaborate with Starlink and in the future, will roll out a complimentary high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity experience onboard specific aircraft and routes. Once the service is active, passengers will be able to enjoy ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 350 Megabits per second which can be used for a variety of internet-based services such as video streaming their favourite entertainment and sports videos, gaming, enriched web-browsing and much more.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to announce its agreement with Starlink to provide seamless and complimentary Wi-Fi to its global passengers. This exciting collaboration is not only in line with our industry-leading approach to technological adoption, but also serves as an unmissable opportunity to connect Starlink to our global passengers. We look forward to our passengers benefitting from this state-of-the-art addition to Qatar Airways’ in-flight experience.”
“Qatar Airways continues to lead the way prioritizing the passenger experience,” said SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller: “With Starlink set to support the entire Qatar Airways fleet, passengers travelling between over 160 destinations around the world will be able to stay connected with the most advance high-speed internet service from space. In fact, as soon as passengers step onboard the plane the internet works seamlessly throughout their flight from gate to gate, and all from the comfort of their seats.”
Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world Other than Qatar it is also being implemented by JSX, Hawaiian Airlines, AirBaltic, and Zipair.