For the third consecutive time, Inmarsat has been given the title of ‘World’s Leading Inflight Service Provider’ at the World Travel Awards, in appreciation of the top notch GX Aviation and European Aviation Network (EAN) connectivity solutions that is being provided by the company for the airline industry.
The announcement was made at a grand ceremony which was held in Muscat, Oman after a vote by the executives of travel and tourism from all over the world.
The title was given to Inmarsat for its delivery of GX Aviation that will bring a major change in the capacities of infight broadband. This will be powered by the first ever globally available broadband network of the world and EAN.
These solutions will allow the airline passengers to surf internet, watch videos, check social media and much more by using the onboard connectivity at speeds similar to land based broadband.
Presently, about 1,800 aircraft come under signed contracts for GX Aviation and EAN with a new business pipeline of about 3,000 aircraft all across the world.
Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “This has been another remarkable year for Inmarsat, as the rollout of our advanced new inflight broadband solutions continued to pick-up speed worldwide with both existing and new airlines. GX Aviation and EAN are now installed on aircraft with customers such as Qatar Airways, AirAsia, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, British Airways and many others.
“The feedback from airlines and their passengers remains extremely positive. The fact that the travel and tourism industry is also recognising our achievements for the third consecutive year at the World Travel Awards is another significant endorsement. This couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the talented team at Inmarsat, in addition to our global network of partners and value-added resellers.
Along with celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, we have outlined an ambitious development roadmap for our Global Xpress (GX) network, which commenced this week with the launch of our fifth satellite, GX5, providing focused capacity for airlines and business aviation over Europe and the Middle East. Seven additional satellites are scheduled to launch in the coming four years, making GX the most agile and flexible constellation ever built.”