Connection by Boeing終了

eWeekのBoeing to Close Broadband Serviceより。

Boeing Co. on Thursday said it will close its loss-making, high-speed broadband communications service, Connexion by Boeing, taking charges of up to $320 million in the second half.


Germany's Lufthansa, Scandinavian carrier SAS, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines were the only major carriers offering the service on flights.

思ったよりも、Connection by Boeingを採用していた航空会社は多くなかった。採算があわなかったのか、需要が少なかったのか。Boeingは次のように言う。

"Regrettably, the market for this service has not materialized as had been expected."