Indonesian low-cost airline Citilink, a subsidiary of national airline Garuda, is to deploy Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution on its fleet of 50 Airbus A320 aircraft.

Installations are expected to commence later this year.

Inmarsat will partner with Indonesian wireless technology provider Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT), as well as Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik to implement a world-class Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) connectivity offering for passengers across the Citilink fleet.

Juliandra Nurtjahjo, president and CEO of Citilink, said, “As a modern, digitally-focused airline, it’s imperative that we offer our passengers a world-class in-flight Wi-Fi service. We are confident that the combined strengths of Inmarsat, MAT, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik will ensure we deliver gold-standard broadband on-board all of our flights.”

Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation, added, “Citilink’s adoption of GX Aviation, and signing of this contract mere months after the MoU, are testament to both the importance of in-flight connectivity to passengers today and Citilink’s confidence in our solution. This partnership also represents a significant milestone for Inmarsat in one of our priority regional markets.”

Image: The Citilink, Inmarsat, MAT, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik teams prepare for the rollout of GX Aviation.

Written by: Alexander Preston

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