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.