Virgin America completes fleet-wide rollout of ATG-4 connectivity service

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Virgin America has installed Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi service across its fleet, offering passengers in-flight Wi-Fi connection speeds of up to 9.8 Mbps.

Virgin America has become the first airline to offer Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi service across its entire fleet of 53 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. ATG-4 offers peak connection speeds of 9.8 Mbps compared to the 3.1 Mbps offered by the first generation onboard Wi-Fi service that was previously available.

As ATG-4 utilises directional antennas and dual modem technology, it increases overall peak connection speeds and offers a more reliable connection to passengers who choose to connect.

Mark Bianchi, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Virgin America, commented: “Even though Virgin America was the first airline to offer fleet-wide Wi-Fi in 2009 – and still today remains the only domestic airline to offer Wi-Fi access on every aircraft in its fleet – our goal is to continue to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. This upgrade is the latest in a series of investments aimed at keeping our tech-forward travellers more connected, productive and entertained at 35,000 feet.”

Dave Bijur, Gogo’s Regional President, added: “Virgin America remains on the cutting edge of offering the best experiences to its passengers and we are excited to continue to work with them on creating a better Wi-Fi experience. ATG-4 has had a significant impact on the market and we continue to see positive results from this newer technology.”