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Rex Airlines selects Intelsat for mainline fleet inflight connectivity


Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, is installing its inflight connectivity systems on Rex Airlines‘ domestic Australian fleet of Boeing 737-800s.

Passengers traveling on Rex Airline’s domestic fleet can expect high-performance connectivity thanks to Intelsat’s aviation network, leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and high-capacity service over the most trafficked commercial aviation routes.

To celebrate the new service and passengers’ return to the skies, passengers in economy will enjoy free Wi-Fi until the end of November, after which they can access the internet for a small fee. Rex business-class passengers will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their journey whenever they fly.

“We’re honored Rex has chosen us to help them delight their passengers in Australia. As life begins to return to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, customers are excited to fly again, and we expect their need for connectivity to be even greater than it was before,” said Intelsat Senior Vice President of Commercial for Intelsat Commercial Aviation, Dave Bijur.

For passengers who want to binge on Netflix or Stan, Rex will also offer a streaming internet option on its Boeing 737-800s. And, beyond their online experience, Rex’s passengers will also have access to stored content featuring movies and TV programs free of charge.

“In this day and age, business and leisure travelers expect to remain connected, whether they are on the ground or in the air. Our selection of Intelsat and their market-leading inflight connectivity product delivers on that need,” said Mayooran Thanabalasingham, Rex’s General Manager, Information Technology and Communications.

Investing $2 billion, initially, Intelsat is building a unified global 5G network that will support virtually any access technology, enabling the next generation of global mobility, the internet of things, and 5G services. Combining software-defined technology and a multi-orbit, multi-layer, multi-band network, we bring airlines the scale they depend upon and a single, more powerful way to connect easily.