Qatar Airways Partners With Elon Musk’s Starlink

Daniel Fowkes
17 Oct 2023
· Airlines 
Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways has announced the selection of Elon Musk’s Starlink to enhance the overall customer in-flight experience.

Behind The Collaboration

Thanks to the announcement, Qatar Airways will become the largest airline offering Starlink services on specific aircraft and routing.

The complimentary high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity will significantly enhance Qatar’s onboard product.

What Customers Can Expect

Qatar Airways notes that Wi-Fi speeds can offer up to 350 Megabits per second, meaning many opportunities are available.

Services such as video streaming, general entertainment, sports games, gaming, business and web browsing will all be more accessible than ever.

Comments From Mr Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways is proud to announce its agreement with Starlink to provide seamless and complimentary Wi-Fi to its global passengers. 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.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

What Is Starlink?

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation project developed by SpaceX. This is a company that Elon Musk founded.

Generally, Starlink aims to provide global high-speed internet access, particularly in remote and underserved areas. This can be achieved thanks to the deployment of thousands of small satellites in low Earth orbit.

The primary mission of Starlink is to create a network that can deliver internet connectivity with low latency and high bandwidth to users worldwide.

Qatar wants to leverage this mission to enhance its onboard product for customers.

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