6 March 2014
El Al has agreed to be the launch customer in Europe for Exede In The Air in-flight Internet service from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).
To begin, ViaSat plans to deliver the service to EL AL Boeing 737s flying routes from Tel Aviv into several European cities. The two companies plan to immediately begin working toward certification and installation of the Exede terminals on EL AL aircraft with a target date to launch service within one year.
El Al Israel Airlines, Israel´s national airline, established in 1948, offers more non-stop flights than any other airline to/from Israel.
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-quality communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military.