April 14 2022  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Intelsat secures Alaska Airlines IFC contract

By Jayson Koblun

A 737 MAX installed with 2Ku, and another, yet to be installed, flying in the background

Intelsat has been chosen by long-time partner, Alaska Airlines, to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) on 105 of the company’s 737 MAX aircraft.

The 737s will be fitted with Intelsat’s inflight connectivity and streaming entertainment system – which is already featured on more than 150 aircraft in Alaska’s fleet.

“This agreement represents Alaska’s continued confidence in Intelsat’s 2Ku inflight connectivity systems for its mainline fleet and is the largest expansion of the IFC relationship between the two companies to date,” said a press release. “Onboard, Alaska guests can expect an even better user experience with complete access to everything on the internet, including streaming sites.”

The companies have partnered to deliver industry-leading inflight connectivity and entertainment to Alaska’s guests since 2010 across the airline’s fleet of Embraer 175, Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 family aircraft.

“Alaska is committed to delivering a connected experience that gives their guests a high-speed internet service and high-quality content. I couldn’t be happier that they chose Intelsat as their partner,” said Dave Bijur, Senior Vice President of Commercial in Intelsat’s commercial aviation division.

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