Emirates to offer high-speed internet on board its Airbus A350 aircraft

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Emirates will offer passengers another opportunity to “fly better” with new high-speed internet on board its 50 Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly enhance the passenger experience with improved connectivity and greater global coverage, including on flights over the Arctic.

The Airbus A350s will be the airline’s first aircraft to take advantage of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the first and only broadband available worldwide, ensuring passengers can enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity regardless of their destination. The broadband’s advanced high-speed capabilities will enable Emirates passengers to stay connected with family and friends, surf the Internet and enjoy social networking, all from the comfort of their seat.

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The GX network that will power Emirates’ in-flight broadband currently consists of five Ka-band satellites and will be further enhanced with the addition of seven more satellite payloads as part of Inmarsat’s fully funded technology roadmap.

Emirates has also introduced connectivity enhancements for Skywards members, including free Internet access throughout the flight for Skywards Gold or Silver members traveling in First and Business Class, and for Platinum members traveling in any class.