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SpaceX to provide ZIPAIR IFC

February 1, 2023

By Colin Mann

Low-cost airline ZIPAIR has selected SpaceX’s Starlink to bring higher-speed and lower-latency Internet to all passengers in-flight as the first Asian airline, suggesting that Starlink’s satellite technology will revolutionise the flying experience, providing ZIPAIR passengers with seamless connectivity and enabling an in-flight Internet connection as good as or better than they are used to at home.

“Once integrated, all ZIPAIR passengers will be able to seamlessly connect to Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency network anytime onboard – enabling real-time video conferencing, streaming, and gaming for all passengers,” said SpaceX Vice President of Starlink Sales Jonathan Hofeller, “As the first Asian airline to implement Starlink, ZIPAIR is setting a new standard for in-flight connectivity, and we’re excited to work with the company to provide this modern in-flight connectivity experience.”

“We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in air travel and are excited to be a part of that future,” said ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida. “We believe that our work with SpaceX is very important to increase the speed of in-flight Internet communications and achieve a new standard in the industry. “

ZIPAIR and SpaceX are working through engineering review and regulatory certification process for ZIPAIR’s fleet for Starlink installation.

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