• First one millionth personal electronic device (PED) worldwide to connect via Ka-band satellite broadband in the air
  • JetBlue’s Fly-Fi usage significantly higher than on any other U.S. airline

New York | September 23, 2014– JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today celebrated its one millionth customer connect to its high-speed Fly-Fi system, also making JetBlue the first airline worldwide to connect one million personal electronic devices (PEDs) to true broadband Ka-based Wi-Fi service. To celebrate, the 140 customers onboard “CONNECTED TO 01000010 01001100 01010101 01000101”, JetBlue’s Fly-Fi livery aircraft, were rewarded with a total one million TrueBlue points on its first flight today from New York’s JFK International Airport to San Diego International Airport.

“JetBlue’s Fly-Fi is far superior to other U.S. airlines’ in-air Wi-Fi offerings. The number of customers using Fly-Fi also greatly exceeds the rate of other airlines’ customers, who are forced to pay exorbitant prices for a slower connection, whereas Fly-Fi is available for free. On JetBlue we see 40% of customers logged on, while other airlines get single-digits only,” said Marty St George, Senior Vice President, Commercial.

JetBlue launched Fly-Fi, the fastest Wi-Fi among all U.S. airlines, last December. Fly-Fi offers broadband speed via Ka-band satellite using satellite-to-aircraft connectivity rather than the ground-to-aircraft connectivity, or Ku-band, the many other U.S. carriers offer. Fly-Fi is currently available on 70 aircraft, with an additional 10-12 aircraft being Fly-Fi enabled each month. The entire JetBlue fleet will be Fly-Fi installed by the end of 2015. JetBlue is now the only airline in the world to offer free live television at every seat and free high-speed Wi-Fi. JetBlue was also the first U.S. airline to offer gate-to-gate use of personal electronic devices (PEDs), as of November 2013.

During fourth quarter 2015, JetBlue will launch a new Fly-Fi Portal, which will serve as a content hub where customers can access a wide range of movies, television shows and additional content from their own personal devices.

Thales LiveTV provides JetBlue’s industry leading Fly-Fi connectivity system including the customizable portal and support services to deliver the At Home in the Air™ experience. “Thales LiveTV is proud to provide JetBlue’s Fly-Fi connectivity experience for all customers simultaneously. We have seen more than 148 connected passengers on a flight which proves excellent capability and demand for JetBlue’s latest, most advanced onboard service,” said Glenn Latta, President of Thales LiveTV.

JetBlue and Thales partner with satellite provider ViaSat, the broadband provider for Fly-Fi. “JetBlue is unlocking the true value of our Exede in the Air with a market approach that enables all passengers to access true broadband Wi-Fi in the sky,” said Don Buchman, VP Exede Mobility. “This milestone of hitting one million users so quickly is a testament to what is possible when you can deliver a high-capacity throughput service that passengers really want to use.”

• Fly-Fi is currently available on 70 JetBlue aircraft
• 10-12 aircraft a month are being equipped with Fly-Fi
• Fly-Fi will be available on JetBlue’s entire fleet, which will total 210 aircraft by end of 2015
• One millionth Fly-Fi logon 10 months after launch
• Speeds of 12 Mbps – 20 Mbps per customer
• Average user spends 40% of their Fly-Fi session streaming music or video
• 66 terabytes of data have been downloaded

  • Contract marks first partnership between JetBlue and Spafax

New York, NY | September 8, 2014– JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline™, is partnering with content provider Spafax to manage its in-flight entertainment (IFE) and Fly-Fi content offerings.

Following JetBlue’s launch of Fly-Fi, its industry leading high speed onboard Wi-Fi product in late 2013, and the launch of its enhanced all new seat back live TV 4 product offering over 100 channels of free live DirecTV™ and over 100 channels of free SiriusXM™ radio in spring 2014, the airline today signed an agreement with Spafax, a leader in the creation of branded content, specialized inflight entertainment management and custom publishing.

Spafax will leverage its global industry connections and expertise to bring JetBlue’s customers the very best in entertainment selections. From premium to independent selections, Spafax’s extensive suite of digital entertainment offerings will compliment JetBlue’s industry leading in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. The brand-new Live TV 4 platform that is currently available on the airline’s Airbus A321 fleet, and will be rolled out across the entire fleet starting early next year, offers customers more than 100 channels of DirecTV® programming, 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio and eight movies. Movies range from current Hollywood blockbusters to smaller independent films, as well as multi-language solutions for Spanish-speaking customers. By early 2015, all Live TV 4 platforms on JetBlue aircraft will be touch screens.

“The new partnership with Spafax will help JetBlue offer our customers the best and broadest selection of entertainment onboard, and our new IFE selection and Fly-Fi portal will provide an endless choice of options, no matter what you like,” said Jamie Perry, JetBlue’s director product development.

“We’re excited that JetBlue, which is renowned for its customer focus and innovative in-flight entertainment, has decided to partner with us at Spafax, allowing our teams in New York and Orange County to provide our best in class offering of inflight entertainment,” said Al St. Germain, Senior Vice President USA, Spafax. “Our expertise within the IFE industry gives us the ability to provide leading service which JetBlue customers have come to love about the JetBlue Experience.”

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 850 daily flights. Flights to Curaçao will launch on December 2, 2014; subject to receipt of government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

JetBlue’s Fly-Fi product provides real broadband internet in the sky at speeds of 12Mbps-20Mbps per customer. Fly-Fi is currently available on over 60 aircrafts, and will be fully installed by 2015. JetBlue’s LiveTV 4 platform on its A321 fleet features 100 channels of DirecTV® programming, 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio and eight movies. The LiveTV2e system offers 36 channels of DirecTV® programming, 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio and six movies.

New York, NY | May 1, 2014/Marketwired/– JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that LiveTV received a supplemental type certificate (STC) and Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), necessary steps in the process of having high-speed Wi-Fi and LiveTV’s next generation inflight entertainment system installed on its new fleet of Airbus 321 all-core aircraft. The new LiveTV system, LiveTV 4.0, and JetBlue’s inflight Wi-Fi product, Fly-FiTM, will provide customers with a significantly enriched experience.

The Live TV 4.0 system has a larger screen (10.1 inches for the core experience and 15.6 inches for the Mint experience), and additional content options. Through JetBlue’s partnership with DirecTV, customers will have access to more than 100 channels of live television with optional closed-captioning, a new TV guide that displays current and upcoming program information, and two additional JetBlue Features, totaling eight features each available with English and Spanish audio tracks. Additionally, JetBlue’s SiriusXM satellite radio offering will have an improved home screen where all programming information will be displayed on one screen.

JetBlue also launched Fly-Fi last December on its Airbus 320 fleet, and currently operates 37 Fly-Fi enabled aircraft. The airline is up to 10 A320 Fly-Fi installations per month and is targeting to have its entire Airbus320 fleet complete by the end of 2014.

“We are very excited that LiveTV has received approval from the FAA and we can now commence the next phase in this process — installing LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi on the other three all-core A321 aircraft, which have been flying since last December,” said Jamie Perry, director product development, JetBlue Airways. “The next step is to receive the certification needed for the first A321 Mint aircraft.”

JetBlue is known for its free innovative and industry-leading inflight entertainment since the airline took flight in 2000, and with a refreshed core product, true broadband Wi-Fi in the sky and an upgraded entertainment system on larger screens, that innovation will continue. The airline now has one A321 aircraft with LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi installed which re-entered service on April 28, 2014. The remaining three A321 aircraft will undergo LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi installation throughout the spring, with all four A321 core only aircraft expected to be in service with LiveTV 4 and Fly-Fi installed by the end of June.

New York, New York | May 1, 2014 | Marketwired|– JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that LiveTV received a supplemental type certificate (STC) and Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), necessary steps in the process of having high-speed Wi-Fi and LiveTV’s next generation inflight entertainment system installed on its new fleet of Airbus 321 all-core aircraft. The new LiveTV system, LiveTV 4.0, and JetBlue’s inflight Wi-Fi product, Fly-FiTM, will provide customers with a significantly enriched experience.

The Live TV 4.0 system has a larger screen (10.1 inches for the core experience and 15.6 inches for the Mint experience), and additional content options. Through JetBlue’s partnership with DirecTV, customers will have access to more than 100 channels of live television with optional closed-captioning, a new TV guide that displays current and upcoming program information, and two additional JetBlue Features, totaling eight features each available with English and Spanish audio tracks. Additionally, JetBlue’s SiriusXM satellite radio offering will have an improved home screen where all programming information will be displayed on one screen.

JetBlue also launched Fly-Fi last December on its Airbus 320 fleet, and currently operates 37 Fly-Fi enabled aircraft. The airline is up to 10 A320 Fly-Fi installations per month and is targeting to have its entire Airbus320 fleet complete by the end of 2014.

“We are very excited that LiveTV has received approval from the FAA and we can now commence the next phase in this process — installing LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi on the other three all-core A321 aircraft, which have been flying since last December,” said Jamie Perry, director product development, JetBlue Airways. “The next step is to receive the certification needed for the first A321 Mint aircraft.”

JetBlue is known for its free innovative and industry-leading inflight entertainment since the airline took flight in 2000, and with a refreshed core product, true broadband Wi-Fi in the sky and an upgraded entertainment system on larger screens, that innovation will continue. The airline now has one A321 aircraft with LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi installed which re-entered service on April 28, 2014. The remaining three A321 aircraft will undergo LiveTV 4.0 and Fly-Fi installation throughout the spring, with all four A321 core only aircraft expected to be in service with LiveTV 4 and Fly-Fi installed by the end of June

– Collaboration aimed at increasing service level quality to every online passenger

Carlsbad, CA | June 11, 2013–JetBlue Airways has upgraded its agreement with ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) as the airline moves forward on its mission to offer a superior in-flight broadband experience. JetBlue is more than doubling its contract commitment to $20 million for the service, called Fly-Fi powered by Exede® Internet, while ViaSat will bill for bandwidth charges based on the service take rate for each flight.

“A good way to characterize this amendment is that we’re both putting a little more skin in the game because of our confidence that providing a really good service is going to increase the number of passengers who use it,” said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat CEO and chairman. “This is a great show of JetBlue’s faith in us as we complete ground testing with LiveTV and move ahead to the first flights.”

The Exede In The Air in-flight service for commercial aircraft is designed to eclipse the service quality and speeds of other in-cabin airline broadband services. The major differentiator for Exede services is an innovative Ka-band satellite system, featuring ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity communications satellite. The more favorable economics of the ViaSat system enable airlines to specify a high-speed service level to each passenger, rather than simply an aggregate amount of bandwidth to the plane that leaves passengers competing for limited resources. The system is capable of delivering 12 Mbps or more to each connected passenger.

ViaSat is already under contract to install its in-flight system, working together with partner LiveTV, onto a total of 370 aircraft, including JetBlue and one other U.S. carrier. Installations are expected to begin later this year with all aircraft scheduled to be online by the end of calendar 2015.