Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to offer Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, the rollout of which has commenced on more than 130 of its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft.

The rollout follows a highly successful inflight test campaign across Qatar Airways’ global flight routes. As part of the service offering, passengers will now be offered one-hour of free access to GX Aviation, after which full-flight access can be affordably purchased.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said, “In another first for the MENA region, Qatar Airways passengers can now enjoy high-speed broadband connectivity, providing rich content without restriction, whether using the internet for work or relaxation during their journey. Business travellers in particular will be able to maximise their ‘office in the sky’ with seamless continuity.”

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