Demand for Inflight Connectivity (IFC) is at an all-time high, with growth outpacing the general aviation sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic heralded two fundamental changes in IFC demand. First, passengers developed more hunger to stay connected while onboard, emulating behavioral patterns learned at home at the peak of the pandemic-induced work-from-anywhere and.
The inflight connectivity (IFC) market continues to shine as an attractive vertical for satellite operators, prompting some operators to move downstream. At the same time, service providers are investing in upstream capabilities to remain competitive. Depending on how analysts view the market, IFC shows both signs of a maturing landscape with the recent consolidations and.
According to NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 8th Edition report, 43% of the total number of IFC offering airlines cumulating to 31% of all aircraft now use an Airline-directed business model.