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Gogo Signs Deal With Japan Airlines to Deliver In-flight Connectivity

By Veronica Magan | October 28, 2013
Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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[Via Satellite 10-28-13] In-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions provider Gogo has signed a contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide Gogo’s in-flight Internet service on JAL’s entire domestic fleet, which consists of 77 aircraft. The new service will use Gogo’s Ku-satellite connectivity technology and is expected to be available to JAL passengers beginning in the summer of 2014.

“Gogo is the global leader when it comes to in-flight connectivity solutions and we are excited to work with them to be the first Japanese airline to bring Internet service to passengers onboard domestic aircraft,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, JAL’s president. “JAL is continually striving to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience and offering our passengers Internet access on domestic flights is part of that experience.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with JAL on bringing Gogo’s connectivity services to JAL’s passengers,” said Gogo’s President and CEO, Michael Small. “We know from our experience that having connectivity has become a competitive necessity for airlines. We look forward to providing this service to JAL and keeping its passengers productive, connected and entertained during their travels.”