iPass and Panasonic to offer in-flight Wi-Fi on 23 airlines

iPass now on more than 2,700 aircraft

iPass announced an agreement with Panasonic Avionics to bring in-flight Internet access to iPass customers on 23 international airlines.

It means that iPass will be available on over 747 Panasonic-equipped aircraft that fly over 32,000 routes monthly.

With this partnership, the company will extend its service to passengers on airlines around the world, including Air Berlin, All Nippon Airways, and WestJet.

iPass provides secure, always-on Wi-Fi connectivity on any mobile device.

It has agreements with several inflight connectivity providers and will have 50 million Wi-Fi hotspots available worldwide by the end of 2015.

Patricia Hume, the chief commercial officer of iPass, said:

“Inflight Wi-Fi is critical for our business customers, and our partnership with Panasonic extends iPass’ inflight footprint to many of the world’s leading international carriers. Moreover, the partnership supports our strategy to offer iPass everywhere, so that iPass customers can move from airport to airplane to airport and beyond, with one, seamless, Wi-Fi first, Internet experience.”

David Bruner, Vice President of Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics:

“We are dedicated to giving our customers a frictionless Internet experience. Our partnership with iPass brings convenient access to Wi-Fi connectivity to our customers through a single service, helping them stay connected when they need it most.”

About iPass

iPass says it is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.

It is a cloud-based service that keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices.

Using patented technology, iPass SmartConnect takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs.

Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.

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