OnAir has terminated its April 2008 agreement with Ryanair.
After operating the OnAir service on 50 of its aircraft for about a year, Ryanair wanted to expand deployment to its entire fleet. However, the two companies did not reach a mutual agreement on the process and timing leading to the full deployment. Neither company can comment further on the terms of the agreement.
“It’s disappointing that OnAir and Ryanair couldn’t reach agreement on the detail of a roll out to their entire fleet, but our experience was extremely positive and we wish Ryanair every success in the future,” said Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir. “OnAir remains fully committed to inflight connectivity. The company also serves long range aircraft operators, VIP and governmental customers as well as cruise liners.’
OnAir currently operates with six airlines and has a portfolio of 23 signed agreements with national carriers worldwide. The company will also be launching its services with six more airlines during the course of this year.
OnAir will be announcing very shortly new agreements with other carriers for both short range and long range aircraft as well as strategic partnerships with major mobile phone operators to enter new markets.