ViaSat, Eutelsat Win Scandinavian Airline SAS

Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the provider of satellite-based Internet services, and partner Eutelsat said today that they have signed a new deal with Scandinavian airline SAS, to provide on-board Wi-Fi for SAS. Financial details of the win were not announced. According to the two, SAS will be adding on-board Wi-Fi for its short and medium-haul fleet, with the first aircraft to enter service in the second half of 2017. The deal follows an agreement announced earlier this month, where ViaSat will use Eutelsat's satellites to connect its in-flight Internet systems. The two already announced a deal with EL AL Israel Airlines for the service, making the new SAS deal the second in Europe from the partnership.