Southwest to Bring Wi-Fi to Entire Fleet in 2017
The carrier said it had signed agreements with Panasonic to provide Internet and live television while in-flight as well as with Global Eagle Entertainment extending the on-board use of the company’s Airconnect connectivity system and services for in-flight entertainment.
Southwest’s first Panasonic-equipped aircraft is expected to enter service late next year.
The carrier, like much of the airline industry, has seen a dramatic increase in in-flight Internet demand in recent years.
The carrier said that it expects to have its entire fleet outfitted with in-flight Wi-Fi by the end of 2017.
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