Air Canada will be expanding its WiFi offering from the autumn. The airline will be expanding WiFi coverage from its North America network to a full international operation.
Air Canada will be using GoGo’s 2Ku product – which allows for air-to-satellite communications, and thus forming the key link to providing in-flight internet.
GoGo will begin installing its 2Ku product in the autumn of 2016, and the initial installation will be aboard Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER fleet.
With 2Ku, coverage is pretty good according to the map by GoGo, promising 70mbs to the seat.
Benjamin Smith – President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada – seems happy, stating:
“Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft flying overseas using satellite technology,”
“While business travellers will welcome satellite Wi-Fi service as a productivity tool, it will have widespread appeal for all travellers by allowing them to stay in touch, access the internet and enjoy additional entertainment options throughout their entire journey.”
With the passenger demanding connectivity in the air more often than not – it’s good to see airlines like Air Canada step up and install high speed products that will improve the travel experience.
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