Icelandair will introduce Wi-Fi on board fleet aircraft
Icelandair, the main airline in Iceland and with the hub on Keflavík International Airport, intends to introduce Wi-Fi on board all aircraft in the fleet. The operation is scheduled to begin in T4 2012, and passengers may enjoy the Internet from the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.
The operator said it would install systems Row NEVER for high speed internet and television on the 20 of Boeing 757 aircraft. Icelandair has chosen Row 44 technology because it makes a satellite connection via an aircraft-mounted transceiver and can thus provide internet and transoceanic flights.
Icelandair becomes 5 the airline that signed for Row 44 technology, along with Southwest Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Mango Airlines and Transaero Airlines. So far, 265 aircraft have been equipped with this type of technology for the Internet, but contracts are made for all aircraft in the fleet of 5 operators.