Southwest Airlines And Row 44 Announce Milestones In Wi-Fi Partnership:
-- Row 44 Completes Installation On 400th Southwest Aircraft
-- Southwest's Inflight Entertainment Platform Features Live Television
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Row 44, the leading
provider of inflight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment for airlines around
the world, and its partner Southwest Airlines announced today that the Row 44
inflight entertainment and connectivity service, which includes high-speed
Internet, shopping, destination services, and real-time flight map with
updates, has been installed on 400 Southwest aircraft. In addition,
Southwest offers Row 44's live television service across all Wi-Fi equipped
"The 400^th installation of broadband capabilities on our fleet is a
particularly significant milestone for Southwest and our partner Row 44," said
Dave Ridley, Southwest Airlines' Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer. "Southwest was the first U.S. carrier to test satellite-delivered
broadband Internet access on multiple aircraft. We have found the strength of
satellite service has allowed us to deliver very high bandwidth for Internet
users and provide our inflight entertainment via the addition of live
Now available on Southwest aircraft installed with Wi-Fi, the live television
service features nine channels of live news and sports, which includes NBC
Sports, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, MLB, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business
News and FOX-NYC. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices can stream the live
television service. Importantly, the Row 44 live television service utilizes
a distinct band transmitted to the aircraft, and therefore does not interfere
with Internet connectivity.
"Our 400^th installation on Southwest is a notable achievement for Row 44, and
coupled with a growing list of services they entrust us to deliver to their
Customers makes it even more significant," said Row 44's Chief Executive
Officer John LaValle. "As our partnership with Southwest continues to thrive,
Row 44 remains committed to innovating in the ways that are meaningful to
Southwest and their passengers' inflight entertainment experience."
"We look forward to having the most robust inflight entertainment platform in
the sky," added Ridley."
About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc. is asatellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment content
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, all
streamed directly to their Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Row 44, through their
airline partners, has a fleet of approximately 450 high-speed Wi-Fi-enabled
planes that operate over land and sea. The Row 44 platform uses Ku-band
satellitetechnology for connectivity to deliver airline passengers a quality
travel experience, and airlines incremental revenue and growth opportunities.
To learn more, please visitwww.row44.com.
About Southwest Airlines Co.
In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer
Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million
Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of
originating passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran
Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve
97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the
most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple
bottom line of Performance, People and Planet. To read about how Southwest is
doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship
to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™.
About Southwest Airlines
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of
unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of
Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in
passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest
offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size
limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's
all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of
full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi
connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior. With 39 consecutive
years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100
flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network
of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares
are available only at southwest.com.
SOURCE Row 44, Inc.
Contact: For Row 44, Karin Pellmann, +1-646-515-6933, email@example.com;
Robbie Hyman, +1-818-917-4806, firstname.lastname@example.org; for Southwest, Whitney
Eichinger, +1-214-792-6604, email@example.com
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