Exede In The Air wins 2015 Crystal Cabin Award

Exede In The Air In-Flight Wi-Fi System Wins 2015 Crystal Cabin Award

Hamburg, Germany – April 15, 2015 – (Aircraft Interiors Expo, Stand 3C30) – The Exede® In The Air in-flight Wi-Fi system from Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has won a 2015 Crystal Cabin Award in the Passenger Comfort Systems category. Viasat is demonstrating the service this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, Stand 3C30.

The Exede In The Air system offers unmatched in-flight Wi-Fi quality, performance and scale, allowing airlines to provide a highly-differentiated in-flight experience that gives passengers access to high-speed web browsing, streaming media and productivity applications. The service delivers best in-flight internet experiences by providing 12 Mbps to every connected passenger, compared to competitive services that can only aggregate bandwidth to the plane leaving passengers contending for service.

To be competitive, airlines must go beyond delivering good Wi-Fi service to delivering a best-in-class Wi-Fi strategy to differentiate their core business and increase passenger engagement and loyalty.
Don Buchman, VP Exede Mobility

"In-flight Wi-Fi connectivity is an influencing factor in how passengers choose their airline carrier. To be competitive, airlines must go beyond delivering good Wi-Fi service to delivering a best-in-class Wi-Fi strategy to differentiate their core business and increase passenger engagement and loyalty," said Don Buchman, vice president and general manager, Commercial Mobility Business, Viasat. "Today, we are working with multiple global airlines to incorporate innovative in-flight communications systems that leverage our top-rated in-flight Wi-Fi service as a competitive advantage - and it's working. With more than 300 commercial aircraft in service, engagement levels four times the historical rate and the highest capacity satellite technology we are proud to be moving the industry forward and be recognized with a 2015 Crystal Cabin Award."

Viasat's high-capacity Ka-band satellite network provides airlines with the performance and scalability needed to keep pace with traveler and aircraft crew demands for data-intensive websites, media-rich applications and aircraft operational data. The Exede In The Air service enables passengers and crew members to work, play, shop and stream content up to eight times faster than alternate services.

About the Crystal Cabin Awards 
Now in its ninth year, the Crystal Cabin Awards are presented in association with the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. The awards are recognized in the aircraft industry as a seal of quality, honoring extraordinary concepts and products in the field of aircraft cabins.

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