Airline’s parent IAG to roll-out 4G services next year, with goal of 90% of fleet by 2019
The airline’s parent International Airlines Group (IAG) said up to 341 of its aircraft, including 39 Aer Lingus A320s, will be fitted with Inmarsat’s next generation services to provide a 4G broadband network for passengers. The service will give passengers broadband internet access across multiple mobile devices with connection speeds similar to what they have at home.
The first short-haul aircraft equipped with wifi connectivity – a British Airways A321 – will be in service next summer. Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vuelingaircraft will follow later in 2017.
IAG said it is aiming to have wifi connectivity available on 90 per cent of its fleet of 541 aircraft by 2019.