Connexion by Boeing signs China Airlines; service after 2005 Q2: Connexion's faster turnaround is obviously helping them get connected planes in the air faster. In their latest deal, this time with China Airlines, they say installation will start in the second quarter of 2005 with service beginning shortly thereafter. This is a far cry from the two year timetables set in 2003 for many of their contracted and letter-of-intent partners, some of whom still don't seem to have a set date for installation. Service will be on several U.S. west coast routes to Taipei, Taiwan.
If I read between the lines, the fact that service is going in on 747-400's might have something to do with the relative ease of reconfiguring that plane versus other models. But it's clear that Connexion is gaining traction. Next up, SAS?