Press Release
Press Release



Southwest to offer inflight broadband Internet
Southwest to offer inflight broadband Internet
January 23, 2008

Southwest Airlines and broadband satellite provider Row 44 have partnered to test satellite-delivered broadband Internet on multiple aircraft, Southwest announced Jan. 23.

Customers on Southwest Airlines flights will have full access to the Internet, including e-mail, music, shopping and virtual private networks via a high-speed connection.

Southwest hopes to begin the test on four aircraft this summer.

"Southwest is looking for the best solution for our customers not only for Internet e-mail access, but for additional inflight entertainment as well," Dave Ridley, Southwest Airlines' senior vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “We look forward to exploring this cutting-edge technology with Row 44 and hope this will keep our customers productive and entertained inflight."