They are taking care of their passengers by installing Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed, inflight passenger connectivity service on 341 of International Airlines Group's (IAG) narrowbody aircraft for short-haul fleets. The 341 IAG short-haul aircraft will include 132 from British Airways, 125 from Vueling, 45 from Iberia and 39 from Aer Lingus.
IAG stated that it is planning to deploy the EAN service on the first of its aircraft, a British Airways A321, in the summer of 2017.
EAN is a combined-connectivity platform that will provide to airline passengers flying anywhere in Europe the equivalent to the mobile broadband service consumers experience on the ground. The network will seamlessly combine Inmarsat’s new dedicated S-band satellite with a new 4G LTE mobile terrestrial network.