UTair Aviation to Offer Row 44 Inflight Wi-Fi and Entertainment


Westlake Village, CA | October 17, 2012– Row 44, the leading provider of inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, is pleased to announce that UTair Aviation, one of the leading airlines in Russia, has selected Row 44 to provide inflight connectivity services.

With the Row 44 platform, UTair will provide its passengers with the ability to enjoy high-speed, reliable Internet access, as well as premium entertainment content, including a selection of live TV channels, delivered directly to their WiFi-enabled devices.

“We are operating in a technology-rich era where we see passengers today are more connected than ever to their friends, family, and businesses. Row 44 offers the only platform that both meets our desire to provide our passengers with reliable, affordable broadband, and the cutting-edge ability to deliver it to the devices passengers already use onboard, ” said Mr. Andrei Martirosov, chief executive officer of UTair Aviation. “Moreover, we will be well able to adapt effectively to ever-evolving personal and business connectivity requirements of our passengers and our aircraft.”

“UTair is one of Russia’s most innovative and growth-focused airlines. We greatly appreciate UTair’s trust and confidence to deliver a superior connectivity experience for UTAir’s passengers and crew,” said John LaValle, Row 44’s CEO.

Installations are expected to begin on UTair’s aircraft in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

UTair is the second airline in Russia to choose Row 44, and to take advantage of the company’s growing global satellite network. As of first quarter 2013, Row 44 will operate services across North America, the Atlantic Ocean, Continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South Africa and Russia. Row 44 has also expanded its corporate and network operations to Moscow to support business growth in the Russia and CIS region.

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