Inmarsat has announced that its award-winning GX Aviation solution is now available to passengers on more than 550 aircraft at APEX Expo.
Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of GX Aviation, the service has become Inmarsat’s most successful passenger inflight broadband service, selected by more than 35 airlines available on over 550 aircraft, with approximately 1,000 additional aircraft in the order book.
Powered by the world’s first and only globally available broadband network, GX Aviation has transformed the airline passenger experience, offering reliable, consistent and high-speed infight connectivity that is on par with mobile Wi-Fi on the ground. Since its inception, millions of passengers have enjoyed access to GX Aviation, with major airline customers including Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, AirAsia, Eurowings, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Philippine Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
This latest milestone for GX Aviation comes at a critical time for the aviation industry, with the pandemic having accelerated passenger demand for digital inflight experiences. Inmarsat’s 2021 Passenger Confidence Tracker, the largest and most comprehensive global survey of its kind since the pandemic began, found that digital solutions that keep passengers connected and minimise their contact with cabin crew and fellow passengers can go a long way in boosting confidence. In addition, out of the 10,000 respondents, 41% believed inflight Wi-Fi had further increased in importance after the pandemic.