BOINGO CONTINUES INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION WITH PORTUGAL AIRPORTS
Boingo to Manage and Operate Wi-Fi Internet Service for Passengers at 10 Airports in Portugal, Including Lisbon and Porto
LOS ANGELES – February 15th, 2012 – Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced an agreement with ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA to exclusively offer Wi-Fi Internet services for passengers at the 10 largest airports in Portugal.
Boingo was chosen by ANA after an exhaustive RFP process, based on the company’s global leadership in airport Wi-Fi services and progressive approach to delivering value-add services to passengers.
“Boingo brings added value to Internet Wi-Fi services providing a flexible approach to meeting the needs of our passengers and stakeholders,” said Tomaz Magalhães Crespo, ICT Manager for ANA.
“Portugal has recently seen a steady rise in airport passengers, particularly from Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Brazil and US/Canada,” said Luis Serrano, senior vice president of business and corporate development for Boingo Wireless. “Partnering with ANA to better serve and enhance the travel experience for all passengers is paramount to our joint success.”
The 10 airports included in the agreement (two of them managed by ANA affiliate ANAM) saw more than 30 million passengers in 2011 with an increase of 6.4%, according to ANA. They include:
- Portela Airport, Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
- Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Porto, Portugal (OPO)
- Faro Airport, Faro, Portugal (FAO)
- Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira-ANAM, Portugal (FNC)
- João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (PDL)
- Horta Airport, Horta, Azores, Portugal (HOR)
- Porto Santo Airport, Porto Santo, Madeira-ANAM, Portugal (PXO)
- Santa Maria Airport, Santa Maria, Portugal (SMA)
- Santa Cruz Airport, Flores Island, Azores, Portugal (FLW)
- Beja Airport, Beja, Portugal (BYJ)
Passengers will be able to avail themselves of basic free access for up to 30 minutes per day after validating their identity with a valid credit card. Or they can access the Internet at premium speeds using any of Boingo’s Wi-Fi plans including Boingo Europe Plus, providing unlimited access at more than 200,000 hotspots throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for €27.95 per month, and Boingo Global, providing flat rate access anywhere in the world for €49 per month. Hourly and day passes will also be available for purchase.
The ANA Wi-Fi network will also be available to Boingo’s roaming and platform service partners, including Korea Telecom, LGU+, Orange France, NTT Communications, Skype, Swisscom, Telefonica, TeliaSonera and Verizon, which wholesale Wi-Fi access from Boingo and provide self-branded Wi-Fi to their customers as part of their existing services.
“The addition of ANA’s airports makes Boingo the largest operator of airport Wi-Fi in Europe, as well as North America,” said Bjorn Thorngren, director of business development in EMEA for Boingo Wireless. “With managed Wi-Fi networks in 64 airports across three continents serving 940 million passengers per year, Boingo is truly the global leader in airport Wi-Fi.”
This agreement brings Boingo’s portfolio of managed airport Wi-Fi locations to more than 60 worldwide, including London Heathrow, Chicago O’Hare, New York John F. Kennedy, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International, and Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the world’s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 400,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile Internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operate wired and wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit www.boingo.com.
ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA currently manages and operates ten airports in Portugal (four in the mainland Portugal – Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja, four in the Azores Islands – Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria and two in Madeira Islands – Funchal and Porto Santo). Through our subsidiary, Portway, we offer a complete range of ground handling services to our valued customers and airlines.
Reflecting our focus on sustainability, we are proud to be the only airport operator in the world simultaneously certified in the following management systems: quality, environment, occupational health & safety, social accountability and innovation. For more information about ANA, please visit www.ana.pt.
NOTE: "Internet Service for Passengers" was added to the headline following distribution of the press release to distinguish between retail Wi-Fi services and operational Wi-Fi services at the airports.
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