Connexion and Lufthansa Launch World’s First Airborne Internet

18th May 2004

Connexion by Boeing
and Lufthansa German

made history today on flight LH 452 from Munich to Los Angeles by
giving passengers the opportunity to be the first in the world to experience
real-time, WiFi-based, high-speed Internet connectivity on a commercial
flight route.The successful launch of Connexion by Boeing’s commercial airline service
was confirmed by e-mail at 3:18 a.m. Pacific time when David Friedman,
vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales, sent the following message to
his team on the ground:  “Hello from 33,000 feet above Germany. The
system is on and everything is A-OK. Lots of buzz on board, as this is the
start of a new era of communications and aviation history.”



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