What’s so special about this morning’s Virgin America flight VX781 from Los Angeles to Seattle? It happens to be on the newest A320 delivery in service. It is also the very first flight on Virgin America using the ViaSat-powered Ka-band satellite connectivity.
The service was launched today on a “surprise and delight” basis, allowing the carrier and the vendor to test the system under a real passenger load. This is the first of 10 aircraft which will eventually be configured with the combination Ka/Ku-band satellite connectivity to allow for faster in-flight internet service on this portion of the Virgin America fleet.
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