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Korean Air Will Add Viasat Wi-Fi To 40 Boeing 787s

Viasat will deliver In-Flight Connectivity to an additional 40 aircraft in the Korean Air fleet.

Korean Air has selected Viasat to power in-flight wi-fi onboard 40 Boeing 787 aircraft. The Dreamliners will be the latest Korean Air planes to be connected with the satellite communications provider.

Last year, the airline committed to equipping 30 Airbus A321Neos with Viasat connectivity, marking its first in-flight connectivity partnership. This latest announcement will bring the total number of Korean Air aircraft equipped with Viasat’s connectivity solution to 70. All aircraft will enter service by the end of 2027.

Korean Air Meets Passenger Demand For In-Flight Wi-Fi

Korean Air meets passenger expectations for increased connectivity while onboard by adding connectivity to the cabin across many aircraft. With high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi enabled by Viasat, Korean Air passengers can browse the internet, enjoy social media, stream video and audio, shop online, catch up with work, and more – all from the comfort of their seats.

In Viasat’s 2023 Passenger Experience Survey, 81% of passengers in South Korea said that quality in-flight Wi-Fi would make them more likely to rebook with an airline.

  • 80% said being connected to Wi-Fi during a flight is “important” to them—reflecting passengers’ growing demand for in-flight connectivity.

Kenneth Chang, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Korean Air, said: “Our focus on enhancing passenger experience is crucial to our business – and adding more connectivity to our fleet will be a key step forward in achieving this. Bringing Viasat’s reliable, high-speed connectivity to more Korean Air flights means even more of our valued passengers will be able to benefit from exceptional Wi-Fi onboard.”

Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Aviation at Viasat, said: “Korean Air is a world class airline, and we’re really pleased to be extending our relationship as they continue to innovate to meet passenger demand for quality in-flight connectivity. We know that passengers around the world want to be connected in-flight, and our robust satellite network brings the reliable connectivity that enables this. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Korean Air to leverage consistently fast, high-quality Wi-Fi to deliver distinct digital experiences to more of its passengers.”

About Korean Air

Korean Air, recognized as a top global carrier, has served passengers for over five decades and was the airline of choice for over 27 million travelers in 2019. With a primary hub at Incheon International Airport, it operates 159 aircraft, covers 111 cities across 40 countries, and employs more than 20,000 people. The airline has received multiple awards for its service and safety standards. As a SkyTeam alliance founder and through its partnership with Delta Air Lines, Korean Air is a major player in transpacific aviation.

About Viasat 

Viasat is a global communications company connecting the world through its extensive network in the air, on land, and at sea. The company operates internationally with offices in 24 countries and delivers high-quality, secure, and affordable communication services. Recently, Viasat has expanded its capabilities by acquiring Inmarsat, forming a strengthened global communications partner. For more information, visit www.viasat.com, check out the Viasat News Room, or follow them on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


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