Airborne broadband provider Row 44 received $21 million in financing to expand its operations and prepare for global use of its communications system. PAR Capital Management of Boston led the financing round. Westlake Village-based Row 44 will perform scheduled tests of its broadband system on Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines commercial flights this summer. “Row 44, together with its technology and initial airline partners, has developed an impressive business model and we look forward to the upcoming launch of its service,” said Ed Shapiro, vice president of PAR Capital. Shapiro joined the Row 44 board of directors.
Row 44 Scores $21 Million for Aircraft Broadband Service