ITASCA, Ill., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity, today announced the appointment of Shauna R. Haras as Sales Director. Haras will be responsible for expanding and increasing Aircell's advertising and sponsorship revenues in partnership with Fortune 500 companies.
"We are delighted to have Shauna as part of the Aircell team," said James S. Berrien, Chief Revenue Officer. "Shauna's experience in creating innovative digital programs will be critical as we continue to scale our sales and marketing initiatives."
Haras brings with her more than 15 years of advertising and sales experience. She spent eleven years at Forbes Media LLC serving in a variety of sales functions, including Detroit Director of Advertising, Midwest Group Advertising Director and Director of Integrated Sales Initiatives. During her Forbes tenure, Haras was instrumental in creating customized programs for both Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. She was honored as the top sales person at Forbes Media LLC, led the national sales staff in the launch of the Forbes Woman digital platform and was an original member of the integration team at Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. Most recently, Haras was a Senior Sales Manager at WebMD and led its national automotive sales initiatives to drive brand awareness and generate revenue for the automotive category.
Currently installed on nearly 1,100 commercial aircraft Aircell's Gogo Inflight Internet is now available on more than 3,800 flights daily. With Gogo, passengers can browse the Web; access online music, games and podcasts; send and receive e-mail; and connect to virtual private networks while flying. The easy-to-use service provides passengers with full Internet access on any Wi-Fi-equipped laptop or personal electronic device and offers speeds similar to wireless mobile broadband services on the ground.
Aircell® is the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 30,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com.
Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit www.gogoinflight.com. You can also follow 'gogoInflight' on Twitter (www.twitter.com/gogoinflight) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/gogoinflight).
Tory Lorance Weiss, Sparkpr
SOURCE Aircell LLC