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Air Canada Rouge to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

Air Canada Rouge to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

Air Canada announced that it started to offer in-flight Internet onboard aircraft operated by its subsidiary, Air Canada rouge.
The carrier will have Gogo’s 2KU service installed on all of Air Canada rouge’s narrow body Airbus A319s by the end of this month.
Air Canada said that it plans to have the service installed on all of Air Canada rouge’s Airbus A321s and Boeing 767-300ERs by the end of 2018.
A variety of …

As Smartphones and Tablets Proliferate, Airlines Shed Seatback Screens in Favor of Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies

Four years ago, on American Airlines’ 2013 inaugural flight of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which flew from Dallas to São Paulo, Brazil, I asked then CEO Tom Horton why he had bothered to include seatback screens throughout the aircraft. He proudly pointed out all of the high-tech features of the aircraft including the cool remote control in the Flagship Suite first-class cabin that controlled the 17” display and had …

American Airlines to Offer Faster Wi-Fi via ViaSat

American Airlines to Offer Faster Wi-Fi via ViaSat

American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to install faster Wi-Fi service on over 500 aircraft in its mainline fleet, switching suppliers from incumbent Gogo to ViaSat, which also powers JetBlue Airways’ popular Fly-Fi service.
American, which has the distinction of not only having been the first U.S. airline to offer in-flight Internet back in 2008 but also has one of the largest Wi-Fi-enabled fleets in the world, also placed an order …

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that all of its long-haul international aircraft now have Wi-Fi installed.
The Wi-Fi service is provided by Gogo’s 2Ku-Ban satellite technology. The system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive data between the plane and an orbiting satellite.
Delta’s Wi-Fi-equipped international fleet includes Boeing 747s, …

GOL to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

GOL to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

GOL Lineas Aereas announced that it launched its first aircraft with in-flight Internet service.
The Boeing 737-800 is equipped with Gogo’s 2Ku technology, and will be deployed on the airline’s domestic and international routes.
GOL said that its second Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft will be put into service on October 6. The carrier also stated that its entire fleet will be equipped with the service by October of 2018.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of …

Air France-KLM to Install Gogo Wi-Fi on Long-Haul Fleet

Air France-KLM to Install Gogo Wi-Fi on Long-Haul Fleet

Gogo announced that it partnered with Air France-KLM and will provide the airline with wireless Internet service.
The airline will install the in-flight Wi-Fi provider’s 2Ku technology on its entire 124 aircraft long-haul fleet.
Air France-KLM’s first Gogo-equipped aircraft is scheduled to be placed in service by the end of next year. A majority of the rest of the installations will take place between 2018 and 2019.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of …

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free 4G LTE Data Roaming in Europe

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free 4G LTE Data Roaming in Europe

T-Mobile USA, which currently offers its customers free, but slow, data roaming in over 140 countries across the globe, will provide high-speed LTE at no charge to its customers traveling in Europe this summer.
The high-speed service will be available in over 50 countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
The 4G LTE service will be automatically …