Inflight Internet Access Proving to be Popular with Passengers

12th May 2005

Lufthansa and Connexion by Boeing today
announced that their partnership to provide high-speed, in-flight Internet
access is proving a popular feature with passengers. Based on research conducted with passengers of the FlyNet portal, which includes Internet access from Connexion By BoeingSM, is helping them to not only be productive in flight, but also is affording them with new entertainment options. 

Connexion by Boeing Vice President of Marketing and Direct Sales David
Friedman notes that, as the one-year in-service anniversary approaches, airline passengers are proving to be extremely creative in
how they use the all-in-one functionality of the Internet access service
while airborne.

“Our partnership with Lufthansa continues to be strong, customer-focused
and one that is helping to meet the connectivity needs of the airline’s
passengers,” said Friedman.  “Based on the research data, passengers
are using the Connexion by Boeing service to access e-mail, surf the
Internet, connect to their corporate virtual private networks and conduct
Voice-over-Internet-Protocol calls over the Internet.  It’s very encouraging
to know they are using it the way it was designed, while also finding new
and creative ways to entertain themselves in flight.” 

“From my own experience and after talking to many customers, I know
how important this service is, especially for business travelers,”
emphasizes Chief of Marketing and Sales of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines
Thierry Antinori. “This corresponds with the results of the survey where 85
percent stated that in the future, the availability of high-speed Internet will
influence their choice of an airline.”

To commemorate its one-year in-service anniversary, Connexion by Boeing
will provide one week of free Internet access on all equipped Lufthansa
flights during the week of May 17-23.




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