EL AL launches advanced Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi on transatlantic flights

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 20, 2019 11:09

EL AL launches advanced Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi on transatlantic flights

EL AL Israel Airlines has launched the Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi service on transatlantic flights. The in-flight Wi-Fi service will leverage the advanced ViaSat-2 satellite to bring high-speed internet to key EL AL routes flying to and from major North American destinations including: New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Miami as well as San Francisco and Las Vegas, when flights to these destinations begin in May and June 2019 respectively.

EL AL CEO Gonen Usishkin commented, “We are well aware of our customers’ needs and interests in having an onboard reliable Wi-Fi system. We are proud to present the best in-flight Wi-Fi product—delivered by our partner Viasat—that will enable connectivity for our passengers flying from Israel to North American destinations. We have invested great efforts to provide our customers on these routes with the most advanced, innovative Wi-Fi system in the aviation world.”

Viasat chairman and CEO Mark Dankberg added, “We’ve had a long and successful partnership with the team at EL AL. Looking back at the start of our partnership, EL AL selected Viasat because they had confidence in our ability to make their vision for in-flight connectivity a reality—from optimizing passenger satisfaction with great in-flight Wi-Fi experiences to ensuring passengers could enjoy enriching entertainment when flying over the Atlantic Ocean. We’re proud to be able to help EL AL realize their vision for the connected aircraft.”

The Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi service is available on the airlines’ eight new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, eight Boeing 737-900 aircraft and two Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 20, 2019 11:09