February 7 2022  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Intelsat to provide LATAM Airbus fleet with inflight connectivity

By Jayson Koblun

Aircraft with Intelsat’s connectivity service will feature an updated connectivity experience across Latin America

Intelsat announced it will be installing its connectivity service on LATAM Airlines’ fleet of narrow-body A320ceo and A320neos based in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. The installations will include up to 160 total aircraft and will take three years to complete.

“We have worked closely with Intelsat to deliver the best connectivity experience on our aircraft based in Brazil, but we know our customers in Spanish-speaking markets want the same onboard experience. Today’s announcement is the first step on that journey, as we aim to deliver the best connectivity service experience in the region using Intelsat’s 2Ku system,” said LATAM’s Vice President of Clients Paulo Miranda in a February 7 press release.

Approximately 70 aircraft are expected to be installed with Intelsat’s 2Ku system.

“At Intelsat, our mission is to provide quality, reliable connectivity for work and entertainment which is essential for airline partners and passengers alike,” commented Dave Bijur, Senior Vice President of Commercial for Intelsat Commercial Aviation. “LATAM is an important customer to us and we look forward to providing their passengers across South America with the exceptional customer service not just today and tomorrow but for decades to come.”

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