Qatar Airways has announced its collaboration with Starlink, aiming to offer passengers an unparalleled in-flight internet experience. This partnership positions Qatar Airways as the largest airline to join forces with Starlink, further enhancing its reputation for delivering a 5-star onboard experience.
Once the service is fully operational, passengers aboard specific Qatar Airways flights will have access to ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds, reaching up to 350 Megabits per second. This impressive speed will enable travelers to indulge in a range of internet-based activities, from streaming their favorite movies and sports events to enjoying immersive gaming and enriched web browsing.
Qatar Airways, recognized globally as a leading 5-star airline, has always prioritized the onboard experience of its passengers. The partnership with Starlink is a testament to this commitment. The seamless Wi-Fi connectivity, characterized by high-speed and low-latency, is powered by Starlink’s revolutionary satellite communications system. Operated by SpaceX, Starlink boasts the title of the world’s largest satellite internet constellation.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Qatar Airways is elated to join hands with Starlink to offer our global passengers seamless and complimentary Wi-Fi. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our forward-thinking approach to technology adoption and presents an unparalleled opportunity to introduce Starlink to our global audience. We eagerly anticipate our passengers reaping the benefits of this state-of-the-art addition to our in-flight offerings.”
Echoing this sentiment, SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink Commercial Sales, Jonathan Hofeller, remarked, “Qatar Airways has consistently been at the forefront of enhancing the passenger experience. With Starlink set to cater to the entire Qatar Airways fleet, passengers traveling across over 160 global destinations will enjoy uninterrupted high-speed internet service from space. The seamless connectivity will be available from the moment passengers board, ensuring a smooth internet experience throughout their journey.”
Starlink’s mission to provide high-speed, low-latency internet globally has garnered significant attention. Qatar Airways joins the ranks of other prominent airlines, including JSX, Hawaiian Airlines, airBaltic, and ZIPAIR, in partnering with Starlink to revolutionize the in-flight internet experience.