DOHA Qatar, 18 October 2023: Qatar Airways is the latest and largest airline to collaborate with Starlink to pave the way for a rollout of complimentary high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity onboard specific aircraft and routes.
Once the service is active, passengers can enjoy ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 350 Megabits per second, which can be used for various internet-based services such as video streaming favourite entertainment and sports videos, gaming and enriched web-browsing.
The revolutionary Starlink satellite communications system powers the high-speed and low-latency network – the world’s largest satellite internet constellation engineered and operated by SpaceX. Qatar Airways and Starlink are in the pre-launch phase of the rollout strategy across the Qatar Airways fleet.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “This exciting collaboration is not only in line with our industry-leading approach to technological adoption but also an unmissable opportunity to connect Starlink to our global passengers. We look forward to our passengers benefitting from this state-of-the-art addition to Qatar Airways’ in-flight experience.”
Qatar Airways is the latest airline to partner with Starlink. It is also being implemented by JSX, Hawaiian Airlines, airBaltic, and ZIPAIR.