Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. Announces Filing Of Definitive Proxy Statement For Its Special Meeting In Lieu Of 2012 And 2013

Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. Announces Filing Of Definitive Proxy Statement
     For Its Special Meeting In Lieu Of 2012 And 2013 Annual Meetings Of
Stockholders And That The Special Meeting Has Been Rescheduled To January 31,

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (the
"Company") announced today that it filed a definitive proxy statement for its
special meeting in lieu of 2012 and 2013 annual meetings of stockholders to
consider and vote upon proposals to approve and adopt the previously announced
Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization by and among the Company, EAGL
Merger Sub Corp., a Delaware corporation, Row 44 Inc., a Delaware corporation,
and PAR Investment Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("PAR"), and
the Stock Purchase Agreement by and between the Company and PAR for the
purchase by the Company of 86% of the outstanding shares of Advanced Inflight
Alliance AG, as well as to consider and vote upon related matters.


The Company also announced that its special meeting has been rescheduled to be
held on January 31, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, which is one day later
than previously scheduled in order for it to coincide with the month end. The
meeting will be held at the offices of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, 340 Madison
Avenue, New York, New York. The original record date of December 17, 2012 has
not been changed. The full meeting agenda is detailed in the definitive proxy
statement, which will be mailed to all stockholders of record as of the record

About Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA) is the world's leading provider of
innovative content and solutions for the in-flight entertainment industry.
AIA, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and its subsidiaries are
market-leading companies pioneering in the "passenger experience" sector which
provide content solutions such as international and local audio, video,
applications, games and services to the majority of the world's airlines. AIA
was incorporated inGermany in 1998 and completed its initial public offering
in 1999.

About Row 44

Row 44, Inc. is a satellite-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
satellite technology for connectivity to deliver airline passengers a quality
travel experience, and airlines incremental revenue and growth opportunities.
To learn more, please visit

About Global Eagle

Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed
for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset
acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination
involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. Global
Eagle Acquisition Corp. is aDelawarecorporation formed in 2011. It raised
approximately$190 millionin its IPO inMay 2011and its securities are
traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols EAGL, EAGLW and EAGLU.


Global Eagle has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a
definitive proxy statement in connection with the proposed business
combination and will mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant
documents to its stockholders. Global Eagle stockholders and other interested
persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement, and any amendments
thereto, in connection with Global Eagle's solicitation of proxies for the
stockholders' meeting to be held to approve the business combination because
the proxy statement contains important information about AIA, Row 44, Global
Eagle and the proposed business combination. The definitive proxy statement
will be mailed to stockholders of record of Global Eagle as ofDecember 17,
2012. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement,
without charge, at the SEC's website at, or by directing a
request to: Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite
1500,Los Angeles, CA90024. Attn.:James A. Graf, Chief Financial Officer.


Global Eagle and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the
solicitation of proxies to Global Eagle's stockholders with respect to the
transaction. A list of the names of those directors and officers and a
description of their interests in Global Eagle is contained in the proxy
statement for the proposed business combination.


This press release may include "forward looking statements" within the meaning
of the "safe harbor" provisions of the United Stated Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by
the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate",
"plan", "outlook", and "project" and other similar expressions that predict or
indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical
matters. Such forward looking statements with respect to the timing of the
proposed business combination with Row 44 and AIA, as well as the expected
performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects of the businesses of
Global Eagle, AIA, Row 44 and the combined company after completion of the
proposed business combination, are based on current expectations that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual
results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward
looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the
inability of Global Eagle to meet NASDAQ's listing requirements, including the
minimum 300 public holders requirement; (2) the occurrence of any event,
change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the
merger agreement with Row 44 or the stock purchase agreement for the
acquisition of shares of AIA (the "Business Combination Agreements"); (3) the
outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Global Eagle,
AIA, Row 44 or others following announcement of the Business Combination
Agreements and transactions contemplated therein; (4) the inability to
complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreements
due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Global Eagle or
other conditions to closing in the Business Combination Agreement; (5) delays
in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain
necessary regulatory approvals or complete regulatory reviews required to
complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreements;
(6) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and
operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the
transactions described herein; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated
benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other
things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage
growth profitably, maintain relationships with suppliers and obtain adequate
supply of products and retain its key employees; (8) costs related to the
proposed business combination; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations;
(10) the possibility that AIA and Row 44 may be adversely affected by other
economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (11) other risks and
uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement filed by
Global Eagle with the SEC, including those under "Risk Factors" therein, and
other filings with the SEC by Global Eagle. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date made, and Global Eagle, AIA and Row 44 undertake no obligation to update
or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Contact: Investors, James Graf, Global Eagle,, (310) 209-7280;
Media, Jeff Pryor, Priority PR,, (310) 954-1375
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