LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the APEX Awards Ceremony last night, Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) was honored with the APEX Passenger Choice Award for "Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications." Row 44, the leading provider of inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, congratulates its partner, NAS for being recognized for this important achievement.
"We are proud to be the provider of inflight connectivity for Norwegian Air Shuttle and extend our heartfelt congratulations to them for receiving this recognition by their passengers," said John LaValle, chief executive officer of Row 44. "This is a particularly significant accomplishment because inflight connectivity is a vital component of the passenger experience, and it must be very meaningful for NAS to be recognized by such an important audience."
NAS selected Row 44 as its inflight broadband provider in 2009, and now offers both inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment to its passengers on the Row 44 platform throughout its entire fleet of 737-800 aircraft.
"We are certainly thrilled to have won such a prestigious award based on input shared by our passengers," said Boris Bubresko, head of business development for Norwegian Air Shuttle. "We share this honor with everyone at NAS who works so hard every day to delight our passengers."
Added LaValle: "This has really been a week of milestones, having recently announced our 350th aircraft installed, doubling transponders over North America and expanded coverage in Europe. Now, to have one our valued partners be recognized for their inflight connectivity offering by their passengers is truly the icing on the cake!"
Row 44 is making passengers own smart devices ever more useful with airborne high-speed Internet, recently introduced live television, and soon-to-launch onboard DVR, allowing passengers to "watch tv like you watch tv" even at 30,000 feet.
About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc. is the leading in-flight WiFi and device-based entertainment provider for commercial airlines. Row 44 enables airlines worldwide to provide their travelers with high-speed Internet connectivity, access to world-class entertainment content, including live television and streaming Video on Demand, and local activities that can be booked en route. Aboard more than 350 planes worldwide, Row 44 has the largest fleet of high-speed WiFi-enabled planes that operate over land and sea with airline partners including Southwest Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Transaero, Mango Airlines and Icelandair. The Row 44 platform uses the most reliable, sustainable technology for connectivity available today to deliver airline passengers a quality travel experience, and airlines incremental revenue and growth opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.row44.com.
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