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Air Canada to Install Gogo 2Ku High-Speed Wi-Fi on Bombardier CS300 Fleet

Air Canada to Install Gogo 2Ku High-Speed Wi-Fi on Bombardier CS300 Fleet

Air Canada and Gogo announced a deal that will put Gogo’s high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi service on its new fleet of Bombardier CS300 aircraft.
The carrier plans to install the in-flight Wi-Fi provider’s 2Ku technology on those aircraft before the plane leaves the Bombardier factory.
“By combining Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity, giving customers the ability to work, be entertained and communicate in-flight, and Bombardier’s next generation aircraft, we will be able to offer our …

Aeromexico to Deploy High-Speed Satellite-Based Wi-Fi on Additional Planes

Aeromexico to Deploy High-Speed Satellite-Based Wi-Fi on Additional Planes

Aeromexico announced that it plans to offer Gogo’s high-speed Internet on an additional nine Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
The carrier will install the Internet provider’s 2Ku satellite technology on the planes, bringing Aeroemxico’s total number of planes equipped with the service to 29. The airline currently offers the connectivity on 20 of its aircraft.
The additional aircraft are expected to be outfitted with the 2Ku technology by the end of this year.
Gogo’s 2Ku …

Gogo Hits Milestone with New High-Throughput SES Satellite

Gogo Hits Milestone with New High-Throughput SES Satellite

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo announced that it has placed over 200 aircraft into service with 2Ku inflight connectivity technology utilizing the increased capacity of SES Networks’ new SES 15 satellite.
SES 15 is SES’ first hybrid satellite and Ku-band wide beam and Ku-band High Throughput Satellite or HTS capability, with connectivity to gateways in the Ka-band.
The satellite provides service over North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
SES 15 was launched …

Air Canada to Give Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Frequent Flyers

Air Canada to Give Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Frequent Flyers

Air Canada announced that it will begin to offer complimentary access to Gogo Wi-Fi to elite members of its Altitude frequent flyer program.
Later this year, members with Altitude Elite 75K status will be given complimentary six-month unlimited-use Gogo passes, while those with Altitude Super Elite 100K status will be given one-year unlimited-use passes.
The passes will be valid onboard Air Canada, Air Canada Express, and Air Canada rouge flights. In addition …

Cathay Pacific to Install High-Speed Wi-Fi from Gogo on Entire Fleet

Cathay Pacific to Install High-Speed Wi-Fi from Gogo on Entire Fleet

Cathay Pacific announced it is partnering with Gogo to deploy high-speed Wi-Fi on all of its aircraft.
The carrier plans to install the in-flight Wi-Fi provider’s 2Ku technology on its fleet of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft across both the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fleets.
Cathay said that it will begin outfitting its aircraft with the service in the middle of next year.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum …

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 …