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Cheaper, quicker in-flight connectivity on the cards for Asia: Inmarsat

Airlines could get creative by getting advertisers onboard to defray some of the service costs

Nisha Ramchandani
Published Tue, Dec 22, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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IN-FLIGHT connectivity could get more affordable and faster in Asia in line with growing demand, said Bill Peltola, Inmarsat vice-president of aviation (Asia Pacific).

Travellers in Asia appear less satisfied with the services onboard aircraft and also have a high propensity to pay for connectivity at a reasonable price, Mr Peltola told BT in an interview. The roll-out of in-flight connectivity over the next six years is slated to come in at a compound annual growth rate of 26 per cent, driven in large part by the Asia-Pacific, he said.

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