20 Sep 2019
Singapore Airlines hosts world’s first inflight live broadcast with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT connectivity
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the world’s first airline to host a live TV news broadcast from on board a commercial A380 flight powered by SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s high-speed Internet ONAIR over GX Aviation.
The broadcast by Sky Sports featured live interviews with the Alfa Romeo team travelling from Zurich to Singapore on board flight SQ346 for this year’s FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2019. Fans on the ground were able to watch live as the team discussed what life is like in the sky, travelling to world-class racing destinations, while staying connected to their lives on the ground.
Singapore Airlines is able to keep its customers connected through SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s high-speed, reliable and advanced inflight connectivity portal, Internet ONAIR, powered by Link ONAIR over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation satellite network. A first of its kind, the live broadcast truly demonstrated how SITA FOR AIRCRAFT supports the airline in providing ‘always-on’, reliable connectivity for passengers who need to keep in contact with work and loved ones.
As a long-standing SITA FOR AIRCRAFT customer, Singapore Airlines is committed to providing best-in-class inflight connectivity. The airline adopted SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s Internet ONAIR and Mobile ONAIR services in 2017, which are designed to provide super-fast and uninterrupted connection over land or sea.
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s Commercial Regional VP Asia-Pacific, Katrina Korzenowski, comments: “We’re excited to support Singapore Airlines in this pioneering venture, bringing live broadcast interviews to fans on the ground from 35,000 feet! The event is a testament to SIA’s dedication to outstanding passenger experience, as well as SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s ever-evolving work with Inmarsat to provide highly reliable, advanced inflight connectivity to airlines throughout the globe.”