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SAS Inks Short, Medium-Haul Fleet Connectivity Contract with ViaSat

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 9, 2016
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SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320. Photo: SAS

[Avionics Today 09-09-2016] Scandinavia’s SAS is installing ViaSat Wi-Fi on its fleet as part of a full cabin upgrade on its short and medium-haul fleet. ViaSat’s solution promises to offer onboard Wi-Fi speeds of 12 Mbps to each passenger from gate-to-gate.

“The upgrade we implemented on our long haul aircraft gained a very positive reception and we are now upgrading our short and medium haul fleet, which will also include high-speed Wi-Fi,” said Rickard Gustafson, president and CEO of SAS.

The first aircraft with the new Wi-Fi system will enter service in the second half of 2017.

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