Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest airline, has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s global connectivity service, eXConnect, to provide its passengers with free-of-charge in-flight Wi-Fi service.
For domestic routes, Skymark Airlines will introduce this free service on its fleet of new Airbus A330s. They will also expect to offer this same free-of-charge Wi-Fi experience on their international A380 fleet that will be initially flying to North America.
Shinichi Nishikubo, president and chief executive officer of Skymark Airlines said: “Our customers love in-flight Wi-Fi, and today, we are taking a strategic step forward to ensure that our passengers can be both entertained and productive everywhere our aircraft fly. We look forward to launching this extremely exciting service with our partners at Panasonic Avionics.”
Paul Margis, president and chief executive officer for Panasonic said: “We continue to see rising demand for connectivity from airlines across the globe because today’s travellers expect to be perpetually connected - even when they fly. We are honoured to have been chosen by Skymark to support their unique business model and their vision for in-flight entertainment.”