Gulf Air has chosen Thales’ Ka-band connectivity solution for their B787-9 and A321Neo-E (LR) aircraft. Over the years Thales says Gulf Air has worked closely with them to support their strategic growth plans to elevate customer experience. In 2016 the airline selected the AVANT inflight entertainment system for their complete fleet renewal program. Now they are pairing Thales’ IFE and global connectivity solutions.
Thales says it will provide a complete end-to-end connectivity solution. The connectivity portal and onboard Wi-Fi network allows passengers to browse the internet, check social media and shop onboard their flights. Thales’ Ka-band connectivity solution uses the INMARSAT Global Xpress satellite network.