Today, Turkish Airlines has announced it has selected Global Eagle and Profen to deliver industry-leading inflight connectivity to more than 100 narrowbody aircraft in TK’s fleet. Passengers will have access to high quality connectivity, providing in-flight Internet access on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737NG and Airbus A321 aircraft.
By the end of 2020, Turkish Airlines passengers will be able to start enjoying the highest quality and variety of IFC services available on any commercial passenger airline. M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee: “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: “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.”
Onder Havuzlu, President, Profen: “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. 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.”