JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

By Karin Sun on 25 July 2014
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A Japan Airlines aircraft at Tokyo's Haneda Airport

A Japan Airlines aircraft at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines announced the launch of in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service on its first domestic flight on Wednesday.  Three of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft now offer the service, which is provided by Internet company Gogo.

Internet access is now available on select domestic Japan Airline routes between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate.  The airline also plans to introduce the service to flights between Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport on August 2.

The carrier signed an agreement with Gogo eight months ago to install Wi-Fi service on its entire domestic fleet of 777 aircraft.  To date, Gogo has received certification to install service on JAL’s Boeing 737-800, 767-300, 777-200, and 777-300 aircraft.

Gogo provides in-flight Internet service on over 2,000 commercial aircraft operated by various carriers including American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.  Japan Airlines is currently the only Asian airline to use the Internet company’s services.

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