29 JANUARY 2018
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Rockwell Collins’ cabin system, which supports Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight connectivity (IFC) service, has been installed by Air Astana across its fleet of three Boeing 767 aircraft.
The IFC service is available to both Business and Economy Class passengers, who can now connect to the internet, use various applications for instant messaging and social networks, listen to audio and check their mail using personal computers, tablets or smartphones.
Air Astana’s passengers can choose from three connectivity packages. The airline’s Light option covers 15MB; the Regular option covers 50MB; and the Super option offers 100MB. All services are estimated to operate at an average speed of 2 to 5Mbps.
In September 2017, Air Astana became the first airline in the world to offer Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard a widebody aircraft when the installation on its first Boeing 767 was completed.
Its Boeing 767 aircraft are operated on domestic trunk routes and high-density, long-haul routes out of Almaty and Astana. The airline is the only carrier on the Heathrow – Astana route and operates five times weekly with a two-class Boeing 757.
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