Icelandair will offer WiFi Internet access on its Boeing 757 flights between North America and Europe via Iceland from next summer, according to the Apex Editor’s Blog.
The airline has signed a deal with Ku-band connectivity provider Row 44 for aircraft Internet connectivity.
The far north location of Iceland is a technological challenge for satellite based in-flight broadband services as most satellites cover only the lower latitudes.
Icelandair has also said that in-flight Internet services on two routes – from Seattle and Vancouver – may face interruptions for one to two hours due to technological issues.
Icelandair operates year-round as well as seasonal flights between Reykjavik (Iceland) and a number of North American destinations including Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver, Toronto, Newark, Washington DC., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Anchorage.