Ivory Coast carrier, Air Côte d’Ivoire is extending its relationship with inflight connectivity partner SITAONAIR across its new fleet of A320neo aircraft. The deployment, due in September 2020, will see the aircraft enter into service with both SITAONAIR’s Mobile ONAIR and Internet ONAIR wi-gi over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation network.
The Internet ONAIR portal provides Air Côte d’Ivoire with a host of additional services with the potential for new ancillary revenue, as well as personalised content for passengers. The addition of Mobile ONAIR services on top of enhanced wi-fi connections offers passengers a seamless mobile connection in the air, as on the ground, while increased connectivity bandwidth improves reliability.
Stephan Egli, SITAONAIR’s commercial VP for Middle-East, Africa & Europe stated, “Having previously deployed SITAONAIR’s Internet ONAIR solution over SwiftBroadband, the move to GX reflects Air Côte d’Ivoire’s dedication to delivering true passenger satisfaction that’s future-proofed. By offering mobile and wi-fi services onboard, SITAONAIR is able to provide an inflight connectivity service to passengers that delivers a unified, seamless and fast experience that costs less.”