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El Al to Use ViaSat’s In-Flight Internet Service

Carlsbad-based ViaSat made the announcement Feb. 5

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    The company's location 6155 El Camino Real Carlsbad,CA 92009-1699.

    ViaSat said that El Al will be the first customer for its Exede in-flight Internet service in Europe, adding that the airline plans to launch service within a year.

    Carlsbad-based ViaSat made the announcement Feb. 5. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ViaSat will provide hardware as well as time on a business partner’s satellite.

    The Exede satellite-based Internet service is already available on Jet Blue Airways.

    El Al is the national airline of Israel. At first the Exede service will be offered on routes between Tel Aviv and several European cities.

    ViaSat reported $1.12 billion in revenue in the fiscal year that ended on March 29, 2013. The business serves the commercial and military markets.

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