Brazilian carrier GOL has signed up to Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity service, which is expected to be available by the middle of 2016.
In addition to the high-speed 2Ku connectivity service, Gogo will outfit GOL’s fleet of Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s with the Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) service and the Gogo TV IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) solution, the latter of which will allow passengers to watch live TV on their own devices.
Paulo Miranda, GOL Product Director, said: “For 14 years, GOL has been driving the Brazilian aviation market to develop, always presenting innovative and pioneering products, services and processes. By partnering with Gogo, we are taking that spirit of innovation to a new level and we look forward to enabling our passengers to stay connected, informed and entertained while in-flight.”
Michael Small, Gogo’s President & CEO, said: “This is a major win for Gogo and represents a number of firsts for Gogo. GOL is Gogo’s first airline partner in South America and the first airline to commit to Gogo’s television product. It also represents the largest aircraft commitment to our 2Ku technology outside of North America.”