Greek carrier AEGEAN is to offer high-speed inflight broadband, powered by the European Aviation Network (EAN), on its A320 and A321 fleet.
The connectivity will be installed on all existing and new AEGEAN Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft by 2025.
EAN, developed by Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, provides inflight broadband across Europe and should cover most of AEGEAN’s route network.
The service is already live on seven aircraft.
AEGEAN is offering passengers three different Wi-Fi packages:
- a free 10-minute trial service to browse the internet, send and receive emails, and access messaging and social media applications.
- a “text and surf” package, which is a paid extension of the free one
- a “streaming” option, which adds the capability to watch videos or listen to audio online
The airline provided no information about charges.
Inflight digital portal
AEGEAN is also working with French company Display Interactive to introduce a new digital portal, allowing passengers to access Wi‑Fi packages and an entertainment platform using their personal devices.
The portal offers passengers multiple entertainment options with video, music, documentaries, cartoons, games, daily news, etc.), receive real time travel information.
It also includes TV news, automatically updated multiple times per day, under a specific agreement with Euronews.
AEGEAN is the largest airline in Greece. Headquartered in Athens, it has a network of over 150 destinations, including more than 31 domestic and 120 international in 44 countries.
Fleet: AEGEAN’s operates a fleet of over 50 A320 family aircraft:
- 40 Airbus A320
- 13 Airbus A321
- 1 Airbus A319
(Numbers from aegeanair.com on 06 Feb 2022)
Passenger numbers: ΑEGEAN and its subsidiary Olympic Air carried 15 million passengers in 2019.
Alliance: Star Alliance
N.B. Image credit: AEGEAN