Virgin Atlantic Airlines is now giving a free WiFi Internet connectivity in its flights; the airline company collaborated with the Gogo to provide the Internet services in the airline and became the first in the entire Europe airline to partner with Gogo.
“We’re always looking at ways to enhance the on-board experience for our customers and expanding in-flight connectivity across our fleet is just one of the ways in which we are doing this. We were impressed with Gogo’s connectivity solution and look forward to all of our customers being able to enjoy this service whilst they fly,” said by Reuben Arnold, brand and customer engagement director of Virgin Atlantic.
The customers of the company will be facilitated with Gogo’s new satellite-based 2Ku system, which allows in-fight connectivity with “unprecedented Bandwidth” speeds up to 70Mbps. According to the agreement, all existing aircraft of Virgin Atlantic will be retrofitted with Gogo’s 2Ku solution till the middle of next year. The companies are still now working on it.
“Virgin Atlantic is on the cutting edge when it comes to delivering technology solutions to their passengers and we’re extremely excited to deliver the best connectivity solutions to keep their passengers connected anywhere they fly around the world. Virgin Atlantic’s relationship with Delta Air Lines will also allow us to build a seamless experience for passengers who fly both airlines,” Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said in a press release, Wednesday.
Gogo is currently offering its services in ten major airlines and providing internet access to more than 2,000 commercial flights and about 6,000 business aircrafts. The company launched its in-flights services five years ago, with a speed up to 3.1Mbps. It has grown since and last year it adopted the next-gen ATG-service that hiked the speeds up to 9.8Mbps. The latest 2Ku technology, announced in April, brings unmatched speeds of up to 70Mbps.