Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon to Get Satellite IFC Next Year

Cathay Pacific Group In-Flight Connectivity IFC

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The Cathay Pacific Group has announced it will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). This follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, according to the company.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be the first in the group to adopt Gogo’s 2Ku satellite-based broadband IFC technology. The high-speed service will allow customers to check emails, browse the web, access their social networks and shop online using their Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.

“We envisage that by 2020, all of our wide-body aircraft will have in-flight connectivity capabilities. This will open up a wealth of opportunities for us to provide more innovative experiences for our customers,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo.

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