Turkish Airlines has selected Global Eagle and Profen to deliver industry-leading inflight connectivity to more than 100 narrow-body aircraft.
Passengers will have access to high quality connectivity, providing internet access inflight on the airline’s fleet of B737NG and A321 aircraft.
M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, says: “We are confident that with this partnership, Profen and Global Eagle will meet Turkish Airlines’ high expectations for effective connectivity in its fleet by delivering large-scale Inflight Connectivity (IFC) solutions. Thus, we as Turkish Airlines are pleased to have selected Profen and Global Eagle, two companies that have the competent skill-set to deliver high quality connectivity to our passengers.“
Per Norén, Global Eagle’s President, says: “By integrating our award-winning Airconnect Global Ku satellite IFC solution, Airtime Portal, content, and satellite network with Profen’s substantial teleport, regulatory, billing, and security infrastructure, we will provide Turkish Airlines’ passengers an end-to-end inflight connectivity of with high speed, full coverage and world-leading ease of access.
“Since its founding in 1933, Turkish Airlines has earned a worldwide reputation for consistent service innovation and the highest levels of passenger experience, from safety to quality, comfort to value. This partnership perfectly reflects the airline’s world-leading reputation.“
Global Eagle’s, Norén continues: “Our Profen and Global Eagle partnership will enable the airline to confidently deliver the highest quality and variety of IFC services to its passengers.“
Within a year, Turkish Airlines passengers will be able to start enjoying the highest quality and variety of IFC services available on any commercial passenger airline.
Onder Havuzlu, President, Profen, says: “Since its establishment, Turkish Airlines has grown consistently to gain its position as a major global carrier. Being the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, the company is taking seriously the importance of feedback from its customers. We are glad to be a part of this connectivity project of such a leading airline.“
Onder Havuzlu adds: “IFC on narrow-bodies will become one of the key solutions to further improve the Turkish Airlines passengers’ flight experience. Global Eagle and Profen will provide an end-to-end solution that ensures passengers have the highest level of connectivity service.“
The American company highlighted overlap with Air France’s A320, LOT’s 737 MAX and FlyDubai’s 737 fleets, which are also equipped with Global Eagle’s Airconnect platform.
This new contract with Global Eagle brings diversity to the IFC supplier space for Turkish Airlines. The carrier holds existing contracts with Panasonic Avionics for equipping its twin-aisle aircraft, as well as its A321neo and 737 MAX planes.