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Icelandair and ViaSat announced the plans to launch what is said to be the fastest in-flight connectivity and internet streaming service on its Boeing 737MAX flights between North America and Europe.

With the technical installations expected to begin in March 2018, the carrier will tap into powerful high capacity satellite communication system, which will facilitate continuous, reliable high-speed connectivity across a fleet of 16 jets reaching 43 destinations.

"Icelandair continues to expand its global network with additional flights, aircraft and service capabilities across the Atlantic – our investment in new technology, from ViaSat, will deliver one of the best internet experiences in the skies," said, Guðmundur Óskarsson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Icelandair.