Qatar Airways to offer complimentary high-speed internet across global network with new Starlink deal

by James Wilkinson

Qatar Airways has become the largest airline to collaborate with Starlink and in the future, will roll out a complimentary high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity experience onboard specific aircraft and routes.

According to Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, Starlink’s service will be a further enhancement of Qatar Airways’ 5-star onboard experience.

He said once the service is active, passengers will be able to enjoy ultra-fast WiFi speeds of up to 350 Megabits per second which can be used for a variety of internet-based services such as video streaming their favourite entertainment and sports videos, gaming, enriched web-browsing and much more.

“Qatar Airways is proud to announce its agreement with Starlink to provide seamless and complimentary WiFi to its global passengers,” Al Baker said.

“This exciting collaboration is not only in line with our industry-leading approach to technological adoption, but also serves as an unmissable opportunity to connect Starlink to our global passengers.

“We look forward to our passengers benefitting from this state-of-the-art addition to Qatar Airways’ in-flight experience.”

As a leading 5-star airline of the world, Qatar Airways remains committed to offering the best passenger experience onboard, and the agreement with Starlink will allow passengers to have a rich seamless WiFi connectivity experience onboard with a simple one-click access, according to the carrier.

The high-speed and low-latency network is powered by the revolutionary Starlink satellite communications system – the world’s largest satellite internet constellation engineered and operated by SpaceX.

Qatar Airways and Starlink are currently in the pre-launch phase of the rollout strategy across Qatar Airways fleet.

Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world Qatar Airways is the latest and largest airline to partner with Starlink. It is also being implemented by JSX, Hawaiian Airlines, airBaltic, and ZIPAIR.