Viasat wireless internet system is added to Canadian airlines

Viasats Carlsbad headquarters. (Viasat photo by Brandon Davila)

A Canadian airline has chosen Carlsbad-based Viasats technology for high-speed Internet access on its flights.

Toronto-based Porter Airlines will install Viasats In-Flight Entertainment systems on 20 new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, the companies announced Oct. 18. These planes are expected to enter service in 2024.

According to the company, Porter is the only Canadian airline to offer free and high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi access for its entire Embraer E195-E2 fleet. The high-speed wireless internet system uses Viasats Ka-band satellite technology.

“It’s exciting for the Viasat team to be a part of the continued growth of Porter Airlines and its distinctive passenger experience with free Wi-Fi,” Don Buchman, Viasat’s vice president and general manager of commercial aviation, said in a news release. As Porter Airlines adds new E195-E2 aircraft to its existing fleet and expands its route network, we look forward to supporting its vision for best-in-class entertainment and connectivity.

Although Porter does not fly to San Diego or Carlsbads McClellan-Palomar, it does fly to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It’s clear that our passengers value the high-speed, high-quality Wi-Fi in our E195-E2 fleet, allowing them to stay entertained in the air or stay connected to work,” said Kevin Jackson, Porters’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer. It is stated in the newsletter. Our commitment to fast and free Wi-Fi has helped strengthen our award-winning approach to hospitality as we continue to expand across North America.

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