August 24, 2016 08:00 ET

iPass Brings Free Global Wi-Fi to TAV Passport Loyalty Program

Members of Turkish Airport Operator's Loyalty Program to Gain Access to Millions of Wi-Fi Hotspots Worldwide

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2016) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that it is partnering with TAV to bring free global Wi-Fi to members of the TAV Passport Loyalty Program. The TAV Passport Card is an annual subscription program offering passengers greater speed and comfort at airports operated by TAV Airports. Holders of a TAV Passport Card will now be able to gain free access to the iPass global network of hotspots located in airports, hotels, cafes, train stations, inflight and other public areas.

The TAV Passport Card aims to transform the time visitors spend at the airport into a pleasant experience by taking advantage of privileges such as free car parking and valet services, discounted transfers, fast-track security points and lounge access. The program currently has approximately 20,000 members and is available to visitors of TAV's network of airports, including Istanbul Atatürk (Turkey), Ankara Esenboga (Turkey), Izmire Adnan Menderes (Turkey), Tbilisi (Georgia), Medinah (Saudi Arabia) and Zagreb (Croatia).

The deal with TAV Passport is a result of iPass' recently signed partnership with Hub One. Utilizing its huge experience with the airport industry, Hub One will be offering access to iPass as part of its solutions portfolio to airport customers.

Matthew Recruiter, TAV Operation Services General Manager, said: "Today, it is important to stay connected. In cooperation with iPass, we are pleased to provide our members with unlimited and secure internet access."

Mato Petrusic, vice president EMEA & APAC, iPass, said: "In today's 'Wi-Fi first' world, being able to offer free and secure Wi-Fi access is a great way to engender customer loyalty. We are delighted to be working with TAV to bring the power of the iPass network to thousands of frequent travellers. This is a great example of a business seeing the value of offering premium customers global Wi-Fi access."

About iPass Inc.

iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, offering simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices. iPass is the world's largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 57 million hotspots in more than 120 countries, at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and more. Using patented technology, the iPass SmartConnect™ platform takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi, automatically connecting customers to the best hotspot for their needs. Customers simply download the iPass app to experience unlimited, everywhere, and invisible Wi-Fi.

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