Qatar Airways has partnered with SpaceX to offer complimentary Starlink high-speed internet connectivity on its flights. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, making Qatar Airways the largest airline to provide Starlink’s satellite internet service to its passengers.
Under this partnership, travelers will now have access to ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 350 Megabits per second, enabling them to enjoy a range of online activities such as video streaming, gaming, web browsing, and more while in-flight.
The deployment of Starlink’s network is already underway across Qatar Airways’ fleet. The company did not give a timeline for when the installations will be complete.
“With Starlink set to support the entire Qatar Airways fleet, passengers travelling between over 150 destinations around the world will be able to stay connected with the most advance 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,” said SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink Commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller.
Qatar Airways is the latest airline to pick Starlink for in-flight connectivity. Since launching their Aviation service a number of other airlines have signed on including JSX, Hawaiian Airlines, airBaltic, and ZIPAIR.
According to CEO Elon Musk, Starlink will soon be available for most types of aircraft, making the decision even easier for airlines to go with Starlink.