American firm Viasat has been selected to power JetBlue Airways’ Fly-Fi in-flight internet service across its new Airbus A220-300 fleet.

The strategic partnership of JetBlue and Viasat started with the first launch of the Viasat-powered Fly-Fi service in December 2013.

Since then, US-based JetBlue continues to be recognised as the only airline to offer full in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities, from streaming to web browsing, across its entire fleet.

JetBlue product development director Mariya Stoyanova said: “Since launching Fly-Fi, JetBlue has set the pace for how airlines should offer in-flight entertainment and internet services to customers.

“Our new agreement with Viasat is a strong endorsement to their ongoing commitment to technology advancement, which we believe will help us continue to deliver great experiences to our customers – no matter where they fly with us.”

JetBlue’s new fleet of A220-300 aircraft will be equipped with Viasat’s advanced Ka-band IFC kit.

It is said to be compatible with Viasat’s complete fleet of satellites, including ViaSat-1, WildBlue-1 and Anik F2.

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The in-flight connectivity (IFC) system is also compatible with Viasat’s second-generation spacecraft ViaSat-2 and the forthcoming ViaSat-3 class of satellites.

Viasat Commercial Aviation vice-president and general manager Don Buchman said: “What’s exciting about our partnership, is that throughout the years we have maintained a shared goal: to keep the end-customer front and centre by delivering a state-of-the-art connectivity system that would offer a home-like internet experience in the air.

“With our current and future satellite fleet, we are ready to serve JetBlue as they broaden their plans within the Americas and across to Europe.”

In June, Viasat and Teledyne partnered to deliver real-time connected flight deck services for commercial airline operators.

In April, Viasat and China Satcom partnered to jointly provide IFC services for both domestic and international airlines.