Gogo Announces Layoffs

By Anna Breuer on 14 July 2018
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American was Gogo's first customer

American was Gogo’s first customer

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo said it laid off 55 employees on Thursday, and it plans future cuts.  It also said it is considering splitting itself into two companies, one focused on commercial aviation and one on business aviation.

The company, which has roughly 1,000 employees, said future reductions in staff will come from attrition.

Gogo installed its first in-flight Wi-Fi system in 2007 for launch customer American Airlines, currently the world’s largest airline. Its customer base includes almost 20 airlines including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

The Chicago-based company was founded in 1991 to provide air-to-ground telephone service as an alternative to GTE Airfone.

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