Wi-Fi service for the first time in Croatia Airlines planes

Signed contract with Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

Author  HrTurizam.hr

3. April 2024.

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. 

Croatia Airlines passengers on A220 aircraft will be able to enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi during the flight, which will allow them to stay connected, work, they are surfing or communicate with loved ones. 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.

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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 they are honored that Croatia Airlines has chosen Panasonic Avionics to provide its first Wi-Fi service to its fleet. 

"We are delighted to announce the introduction of in-flight internet connectivity for the first time in our 35 years of existence, coinciding with the arrival of the A220 aircraft. This agreement with Panasonic Avionics aligns with our mission to enhance the in-flight passenger experience and provide superior connectivity to our valued customers." he declared Jasmin Bajić, President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines.

Let us remind you that Croatia Airlines is replacing existing planes Airbus A220 aircraft.

According to the plan, by 2027, CA will replace all existing planes with a new unified "single type" jet-powered fleet, i.e. 6 planes with a capacity of 127 and 148 seats, from the European manufacturer Airbus.

The first new aircraft is expected in June this year. 

Author  HrTurizam.hr

3. April 2024.