Panasonic Wi-Fi onboard Croatia Airlines A220s

Croatia Airlines has signed a contract with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading provider of in-flight network connectivity (IFEC), to provide Wi-Fi services for its new Airbus A220 fleet.

The Croatian national airline has decided to equip its fleet with Wi-Fi for the first time through the installation of Panasonic Avionics’ Ku-band satellite system on 15 new A220 aircraft by 2027. The first new aircraft is expected to arrive in June this year.

Croatia Airlines passengers on A220 aircraft will be able to enjoy fast Wi-Fi during the flight, which will enable them to stay connected, work, surf or communicate with loved ones using their devices. Every seat on the new A220 fleet will also feature USB-A and USB-C ports, along with handy smartphone and tablet holders for greater passenger comfort.

Croatia Airlines chose Panasonic Avionics as a service provider thanks to their Ku-band solution, which meets the highest requirements of the company when it comes to network services. This decision was made to ensure compliance with the Airbus A220 platform and reaffirms Croatia Airlines’ commitment to providing exceptional services to passengers.

The Ku-band antenna installed on Croatia Airlines’ new A220 fleet will connect each aircraft to Panasonic Avionics’ global satellite communication network, which is characterized by high speed and high bandwidth, thus placing capacity where it is most needed to meet the needs of airlines and their passengers.

Hernan Abbes, Global Vice President of Sales, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are honored that Croatia Airlines has chosen Panasonic Avionics to provide the first Wi-Fi service in its fleet. We are confident that this will improve the airline’s relationship with passengers and the in-flight experience. “

Jasmin Bajić, CEO of Croatia Airlines, said: “We are delighted to announce the introduction of internet connectivity in aircraft for the first time in our 35 years of existence, which coincides with the arrival of the A220 aircraft. This agreement with Panasonic Avionics is aligned with our mission to improve passenger experience during the flight and providing superior connectivity to our valued customers.”

More than 70 of the world’s leading airlines have chosen Panasonic Avionics services for in-flight connectivity, indicating a growing industry demand for more concrete and fast solutions related to network services.

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