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Austrian Airlines Sign wth Connexion

Austrian Airlines, a leading
European airline based in Vienna and Star Alliance member focused on providing
the highest passenger standards, and Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of
The Boeing Company, today announced the signing of an agreement for
the installation of real-time, high-speed Internet service on the air
carrier’s long-haul fleet.The agreement calls for the initial installation of the Connexion by
Boeing service aboard seven of Austrian Airline’s Boeing 777 (3) and
Boeing 767 (4) aircraft, with an undisclosed number of additional options.
Installations will begin in early 2006 and, as they are completed, the
Connexion by Boeing service will be introduced on select long-haul routes.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed and launch routes will be
announced at a future date.
  “Austrian Airlines is a progressive, passenger-focused airline that is
looking toward the future and recognizes the benefits that high-speed
connectivity can bring to its in-flight experience,” said Connexion by Boeing
President Laurette Koellner. “We are pleased that Connexion by Boeing has been
selected as the Internet connectivity service provider of choice for another
Star Alliance member airline and we look forward to the role we’ll play in
helping them achieve their marketing objectives.”
  “Austrian Airlines is proud to be among the first Europe-based airlines to
provide its passengers with high-speed in-flight Internet service,” said
Austrian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Vagn Soerensen. “Our agreement with
Connexion by Boeing ensures our passengers will have the latest technology at
their fingertips, allowing them to connect to the world in-flight beginning in
the very near future.”