In-flight Internet, whether due to lack of interest or excessively high prices, has been slow to move. As a result, Boeing will be axxing Connexion soon
, citing market demands and cost. The service was initially launched in 2006 but has been met with numerous troubles, from technical feasibility to security concerns. Put up for review a few months ago, the CEO had this to say about the service:
"Over the last six years we have invested substantial time, resources and technology in Connexion," Boeing's chairman and CEO, James McNerney, said in a statement. "Regrettably, the market for this service has not materialized as had been expected."
A bit of a shame, because long flights are without a doubt one of the most boring things you can possibly partake in. Connexion
will dissapear, but perhaps in the future something else will take its place.