Wednesday, March 20, 2013
JetBlue Looks To ViaSat's Wi-Fi To Attract Business Travelers
JetBlue is getting set to launch in-flight, wireless service on its planes--powered by the new, high speed satellite internet from Carlsbad-based satellite service operator ViaSat--in a bid to attract more business travelers. According to reports, JetBlue has been "underperforming" on transcontinental flights, because of its lack of Wi-Fi on those long haul trips, particularly between such locations as San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles. JetBlue said in September that it would use ViaSat's new high speed, Ka-band wireless services on its planes, allowing it to offer much higher Wi-Fi connection speeds than existing, in-flight services.