SkyFive secures further funding for network expansion
The technology is proven, with hundreds of aircraft connected across Europe. But building out a new in-flight connectivity platform and deploying it to an airline remains an expensive proposition. Global air-to-ground technology provider SkyFive plans to address that major challenge with a new round of funding.
Intelsat brings inflight WiFi online in India
Passengers fly to, from, or over India can now stay online if their aircraft carries the Intelsat 2Ku inflight WiFi system.
Inmarsat, Stellar Blu certify Falcon 300 terminal for GX Aviation network
The newest terminal for Inmarsat's GX Aviation inflight WiFi network is ready to deploy. The lightweight, low-drag Falcon 300 terminal, developed with Stellar Blu (previously GDC Technics), has received full type approval for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network.
JetBlue further boosts London capacity, with a catch
JetBlue's Gatwick service will carry more passengers than originally planned in Q4, but dinner won't be as good on board.
Other Industry News
Zephyr – down but definitely not out
After an astounding 64 days aloft and a travelling a total more than 30,000nm, a British-built solar-powered UAV crashed just hours before it was due to break the ultimate world endurance record.
Finnair to launch daily services from Nordic capitals to Doha in strategic partnership with Qatar Airways - Finnair
Finnair and oneworld partner Qatar Airways have concluded an agreement to establish a long-term strategic cooperation between Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen and Doha. Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring opening services also between another European destination and Doha.
Qantas returns to New York City, via Auckland
Qantas is poised to return to New York City from mid-2023. But rather than connecting in Los Angeles, as was scheduled prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, passengers will now connect in Auckland before the 16 hour trip to JFK.
aha! halts operations, ExpressJet files for bankruptcy protection
Making money as a standalone ERJ145 operator is not easy. Doing it from tertiary markets in the US is even harder. And so, for the second time in its history, ExpressJet is pulling the plug on standalone operations.
Southwest boosts corporate fare, ancillary fee merchandising with ATPCO
Southwest Airlines continues to push its corporate sales channel forward. The company announced a multi-year agreement today with ATPCO to implement Express Contracts, a corporate contract automation tool.