ZIPAIR has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to provide inflight connectivity solutions for its Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
ZIPAIR’s B787s will be fitted with Panasonic’s inflight WiFi service. Panasonic’s next generation connectivity enables a host of connectivity benefits, from fast internet to video streaming, all powered by its new satellite modem featuring bandwidth up to 20 times greater than previously available.
The announcement marks the beginning of Panasonic’s relationship with ZIPAIR, the new Japanese low-cost carrier which is a 100% subsidiary of Japan Airlines.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with ZIPAIR to enhance their passenger experience with our world-class inflight connectivity,” said Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “Our advanced inflight solutions will help ZIPAIR drive brand loyalty, encouraging their passengers to return time and again.”
ZIPAIR was established in 2018. It is a low-cost carrier and is due to operate medium to long-haul international flights. It currently operates a fleet consisting of two Boeing 787-8s, transferred from its parent’s fleet.