WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, the leading provider of inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, is pleased to announce that UTair Aviation, one of the leading airlines in Russia, has selected Row 44 to provide inflight connectivity services.
With the Row 44 platform, UTair will provide its passengers with the ability to enjoy high-speed, reliable Internet access, as well as premium entertainment content, including a selection of live TV channels, delivered directly to their WiFi-enabled devices.
"We are operating in a technology-rich era where we see passengers today are more connected than ever to their friends, family, and businesses. Row 44 offers the only platform that both meets our desire to provide our passengers with reliable, affordable broadband, and the cutting-edge ability to deliver it to the devices passengers already use onboard," said Mr. Andrei Martirosov, chief executive officer of UTair Aviation. "Moreover, we will be well able to adapt effectively to ever-evolving personal and business connectivity requirements of our passengers and our aircraft."
"UTair is one of Russia's most innovative and growth-focused airlines. We greatly appreciate UTair's trust and confidence to deliver a superior connectivity experience for UTAir's passengers and crew," said John LaValle, Row 44's CEO.
Installations are expected to begin on UTair's aircraft in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
UTair is the second airline in Russia to choose Row 44, and to take advantage of the company's growing global satellite network. As of first quarter 2013, Row 44 will operate services across North America, the Atlantic Ocean, Continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South Africa and Russia. Row 44 has also expanded its corporate and network operations to Moscow to support business growth in the Russia and CIS region.
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 Airlines, 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.
About UTair Aviation
UTair Aviation is one of Russia's three leading airlines. In 2011 the airline's aircraft transported 6,750,425 passengers. From January to September 2012, the UTair Group served 34.5% more passengers than in the corresponding period for 2011. In 2012, the airline anticipates serving up to 10 million passengers. The airline operates a fleet of more than 200 aircraft and serves 110 destinations in Russia and abroad.
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