Lufthansa Group to Introduce In-flight Internet Service on Over 150 Short and Medium-haul Aircraft

Lufthansa German Airlines (Airbus A320)

The Lufthansa Group will begin offering in-flight internet service on more than 150 short and medium-haul aircraft.

The service will start in the fourth quarter of 2024 and is expected to be completed over approximately two years. The technology and service will be outsourced to Viasat. Utilizing hybrid technology called the European Aviation Network, the service will be provided across Europe using the S-band satellite that covers the entire continent and 4G ground-based infrastructure supported by Deutsche Telekom. The Lufthansa Group has been developing the service since 2015 in cooperation with the former Inmarsat, which is now under Viasat.

For Lufthansa German Airlines and Austrian Airlines, messaging will be available for free, accessible with a Miles & More membership number or an email address registered with a group travel ID. High-speed premium access is available for 6 euros, and the prices for all other in-flight internet services were nearly halved at the beginning of the year.

In the future, all aircraft types such as Airbus A220, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, and Airbus A321 of Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Swiss International Air Lines will be equipped with this service.

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