The carrier is the largest airline to collaborate with Starlink
Qatar Airways has announced plans to offer complimentary high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity on specific aircraft and routes.
Qatar Airways and Starlink are currently in the pre-launch phase of the rollout strategy across the Qatar Airways fleet. Once launched, passengers will be able to enjoy ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 350 megabits per second, which can be used for a variety of internet-based services, including video streaming, gaming and enriched web-browsing.
The high-speed network will be powered by Starlink's satellite communications system, which is the world’s largest satellite internet constellation, engineered and operated by SpaceX.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “This exciting collaboration is in line with our industry-leading approach to technological adoption, and we look forward to our passengers benefitting from this state-of-the-art addition to Qatar Airways’ in-flight experience.”
SpaceX vice president of Starlink commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller added: “With Starlink set to support the entire Qatar Airways fleet, passengers travelling between more than 160 destinations around the world will be able to stay connected with the most advanced high-speed internet service from space. In fact, as soon as passengers step onboard the plane the internet works seamlessly throughout their flight from gate to gate, and all from the comfort of their seats.”
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com