ZIPAIR to offer real-time video conferencing, streaming, and gaming for all passengers with SpaceX’s Starlink
On Tuesday, a press release confirmed that ZIPAIR Tokyo Inc. has selected SpaceX’s (Space Exploration Technology Corp.) Starlink to provide internet to all passengers. This makes the Tokyo based airline the first in Asia to partner with SpaceX’s new internet service.
Speaking about the announcement, ZIPAIR President Shingo Nishida said:
“We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in air travel and are excited to be a part of that future. We believe that our work with SpaceX is very important to increase the speed of in-flight internet communications and achieve a new standard in the industry.”
Providing higher-speed and lower-latency internet to passengers, ZIPAIR will offer seamless connectivity boasting “an in-flight internet connection as good as or better than they are used to at home.”
With many airlines beginning to offer in-flight internet connectivity to all passengers, the quality and scope of connectivity offered by airlines presents an opportunity for brand differentiation.
Notably, the integration of Starlink will allow all ZIPAIR passengers to real-time video conference, stream, and play video games according to the press release.
SpaceX Vice President of Starlink Sales, Jonathan Hofeller said:
“As the first Asian airline to implement Starlink, ZIPAIR is setting a new standard for in-flight connectivity, and we’re excited to work with the company to provide this modern in-flight connectivity experience.
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Article by Jess Brownlow