AirAsia signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inmarsat to upgrade to GX Aviation inflight Wi-Fi

“GX Aviation’s market-leading capabilities represents a step-change in inflight connectivity that allows us to close the gap between the on-ground and on-board experience”
Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO

04 April 2017: AirAsia, Asia’s leading low cost airline, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inmarsat to install GX Aviation across the group’s Airbus A320 and A330 fleets.

Benyamin Ismail, CEO AirAsia X with Leo Mondale, President, Inmarsat Aviation at AIX 2017 in Hamburg

Subject to final agreement and contract, AirAsia has stated their intention to commence installation of GX Aviation avionics in 2017 with the launch of the service to their passengers the following year.

AirAsia, which was named the world’s best low cost carrier for the eighth successive year in 2016, is a long-term Inmarsat customer and already deploys Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband solution.

Full AirAsia press release can be found at