AS-IP Tech announced late last week an agreement with Wizz Air to provide connectivity for the airline’s fleet of A320 and A321 UK-based aircraft.
In a world-first, Wizz Air will integrate AS-IP Tech’s fflya Bluetooth platform into its mobile app and provide free messaging (SMS, Email and WhatsApp) to its passengers. According to the news, it will be marketed as TEXT&FLY BY WIZZ. ASIP Tech President Ron Chapman offered this in the announcement:
“Following months of successful flight testing, we are delighted to be selected by Wizz Air pioneering our new generation of inflight connectivity. We look forward to working with WIZZ and building on our unique messaging technology that provides the foundation for enhanced services including, inflight live payment, real-time telemetry and E Commerce.”
Marion Geoffroy, Managing Director at Wizz Air UK, added that the airline made the move as another aspect of the company’s ongoing enhancement of passenger experience.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air, the fastest-growing European low-cost airline and one of the most sustainable, operates a fleet of 154 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 10.2 million passengers in the financial year F21 ending 31 March 2021. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service.
About AS-IP Tech, Inc.
AS-IP Tech, Inc. is leading the world in Bluetooth connectivity solutions for aircraft. The company management has a thirty-year history of flying new communication technologies worldwide.
Over the past decade, AS-IP Tech’s focus has been on creating a new method to connect passengers with the aim of reducing the high costs of inflight connectivity. The corporate jet version of fflya, Bizjetinternet is distributed by BizjetMobile LLC.