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Starlink wins Hawaiian Airlines deal

April 27, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Hawaiian Airlines says it will now be offering free Starlink broadband connectivity to its passengers. Service will start next year on the airline’s trans-Pacific flights.

“When we launch with Starlink we will have the best connectivity experience available in the air,” commented Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram.

Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX VP/Starlink commercial sales, said its agreement with Hawaiian Airlines makes “hassles like downloading movies before take-off a relic of the past.”

Hawaiian plans to start installing Starlink equipment for next year on Airbus A330 and A321neo aircraft, and the airline’s incoming fleet of Boeing 787-9s, as SpaceX continues to work towards certifying the aircraft’s antenna and terminal.

Starlink recently announced a similar installation agreement with private jet-charter airline JSX.

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