March 5 2024  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Icelandair taps Viasat for IFC

By Robynne Trueman

IFC from Viasat

Viasat has been selected as Icelandair’s IFC provider for the airline’s new Airbus fleet. The fleet is expected to service routes between Iceland and Europe, as well as transatlantic flights, with delivery scheduled to begin in Q4 of this year. This is the first Airbus fleet for the airline.

“By expanding our high-speed streaming Wi-Fi offering to the new aircraft, we are doubling down on the state-of-the-art connectivity that has become a highly sought-after element of the Icelandair passenger experience,” said Helga Huld Bjarnadóttir, Director Product and Service Management, Icelandair. “Viasat has proven to be an innovative and trusted partner for how we approach the future of Wi-Fi at Icelandair, and we look forward to continuing this into the future.”

Viasat’s satellite connectivity service will be configured to deliver high-quality, fast Wi-Fi to all routes, including streaming entertainment and real-time productivity tools.

“For several years now, we have enjoyed a great partnership with Icelandair while servicing its complete Boeing 737 MAX fleet,” said Don Buchman, VP and GM, Commercial Aviation at Viasat. “We understand the patterns of Icelandair’s operation and passenger demand for in-flight Wi-Fi, and we are excited to extend this experience and trust to include fast and resilient connectivity on the new Airbus aircraft.”

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