Nok Air selects Global Eagle connectivity


Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has been selected to equip Nok Air, a Thailand-based low-cost airline, with satellite-based connectivity and content services across its entire fleet.

This is a first for a South East Asian carrier, with Nok Air being the first airline to benefit from a partnership between Global Eagle Entertainment and Thaicom Public Company Limited (THAICOM). In addition to Nok Air, GEE and THAICOM will jointly develop, implement and support inflight connectivity solutions for airlines in Thailand and across South East Asia.

“We’re thrilled to provide market-leading connectivity and content solutions to Nok Air and its passengers,” said John LaValle, CEO of Global Eagle Entertainment. “GEE’s connectivity service operates over both land and water, making it the ideal solution for airlines such as Nok Air that have numerous over-water routes. Supported by our partnership with THAICOM, we remain focused on further expanding our presence across the growing South East Asia region.”

“As the truly Thai low-cost airline owned by Thais, Nok Air strives to differentiate its services by enabling passengers to be both productive and entertained when they fly,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Airlines Plc. “The quality and reliability of GEE’s service, combined with Nok Air’s commitment to providing innovative services, will further enhance our brand and strengthen our offering to passengers.”

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