Mobile Professionals on United Flights to Enjoy Improved Wi-Fi Experience, While iPass Bolsters Inflight Offering With the Addition of 700 United Airlines’ Wi-Fi-Enabled Aircraft
REDWOOD SHORES, California, 3 August 2016 — iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, announced it has entered into an agreement with United Airlines to provide iPass customers with Wi-Fi access to the United Airlines Wi-Fi inflight network.
United Airlines passengers who are iPass customers will benefit from a secure, frictionless Wi-Fi experience as they move from the airport terminal to United Airlines aircraft and beyond, utilizing a single service. The rollout is scheduled to commence during the fourth quarter of 2016 and, once complete, will provide eligible customers Wi-Fi access across United’s entire Wi-Fi enabled fleet of more than 700 aircraft, the world’s largest high-speed satellite-enabled fleet.
“In an increasingly connected world, ubiquitous, reliable and secure connectivity has become a requirement for mobile professionals,” said iPass CEO Gary Griffiths. “Inflight is a critical venue for keeping United Airlines and iPass customers connected, and United Airlines is an essential addition to our inflight offering. We are delighted to enter into this partnership with United Airlines.”
“United is dedicated to giving our customers the choice to be productive, relaxed or entertained inflight,” said Scott Wilson, United’s vice president of merchandising and eCommerce. “Working with iPass enables us to further deliver on that promise for our customers, who will benefit from faster logins and greater ease of connection.”
About iPass Inc.
iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 57 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
About United Airlines
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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