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Panasonic Avionics Upgrades In-Flight Mobile Connectivity With GigSky Partnership

08/17/21 | 2 MIN READ

August 17, 2021 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) is enhancing its in-flight mobile connectivity offering through a strategic partnership with GigSky, a global mobility provider based in Silicon Valley, California.

The partnership between Panasonic Avionics, its subsidiary AeroMobile and GigSky enables any eSIM-equipped mobile phone user to enjoy their in-flight mobile connectivity service—regardless of network operator—on selected airlines and flights. By downloading the award-winning GigSky app prior to departure, passengers can effortlessly pay for and access a daily connectivity pass.

Kevin Rogers, Senior Director, Mobile Services at Panasonic Avionics, said, “Digital innovation is at the forefront of everything we do at Panasonic Avionics. Our collaboration with GigSky marks our first eSIM partnership and enables us to enhance and bring more choice to the passenger experience. With GigSky’s support of our mobile services platform, passengers can connect their mobile phones across the globe regardless of which network provider they are with, replicating on-the-ground integrated connectivity in the skies.”

Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, Founder and CEO at GigSky, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Panasonic Avionics to bring a first-of-its-kind service to airlines and passengers. Through the GigSky app, we now offer data services in the air, land, and sea with our partners. With the addition of an inflight plan, customers can stay connected at their destination–and in between destinations–truly enabling an always-online, always-connected experience, anywhere they go.”

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company pioneered the industry beginning in 1979 and has consistently introduced innovations that enable unique customer experiences and enhance airline loyalty (NPS), ancillary revenue, and operational efficiency.  Leading airlines across the world have chosen to install Panasonic IFE systems on more than 15,000 commercial aircraft and satellite Wi-Fi connectivity on over 2,300 aircraft. Panasonic’s proven systems power ~70% of the global IFE-equipped fleet and is supported by the largest, global support and services team utilizing OEM insights to ensure peak system performance.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is headquartered in California with over 3,500 employees and operates in 60 locations around the globe.

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About GigSky

Founded in 2010, GigSky is a leading provider of global data connectivity solutions across land, sea and air for consumers and businesses. Through the company’s 500+ carrier network, mobile app and GEM Platform, GigSky provides affordable and reliable coverage in over 190 countries and territories, including offshore locations. GigSky’s innovative products include the GigSky App & eSIM service for iPhone and Android, GigSky for iPad, GigSky for Windows 10 Connected PC, IoT and DoD solutions, Enterprise Mobile Data Management solutions and Private Networks. Connect with GigSky on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Panasonic Avionics media contacts  

Brian Bardwell
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 949 462 1742

GigSky Media contact

Ron Lott
VP of Marketing
Tel: +1 561 289 9227