Aeromexico has launched Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight wifi technology on five of its B737-800 aircraft.
The aircraft serve destinations in the Americas, and the service is being offered free of charge to passengers “for a limited time”.
Aeromexico is the launch customer for new 2Ku technology, and Gogo’s president and CEO Michael Small commented:
“This is a groundbreaking milestone for Gogo as it signifies that the 2Ku era has officially taken flight.
“Aeromexico was the first to commit to the service and we couldn’t be more excited to have their passengers be the first to experience this game changing technology.”
Delta is also in the process of installing 2Ku on its B737-800 and A319 aircraft, with more than 35 aircraft expected to be fitted with the technology by the end of the year (see news May 4).
BA has also chosen 2Ku for its long-haul services, and will be the European launch customer for the technology from next year (see news May 5).
To read an interview with Willie Walsh, CEO of BA’s parent company IAG, on in-flight wifi, click here.
Gogo’s 2KU technology claims to deliver peak speeds to aircraft of over 70Mbps (megabytes per second), and says that its aerodynamic design (pictured below) “reduces drag on the aircraft compared to other satellite solutions”. For more information on the technology click here.