Virgin Atlantic has selected Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity service, which will enable passengers to access high-speed Wi-Fi in-flight.
Gogo has teamed up with T-Mobile to allow passengers to make use of free in-flight texting and Visual Voicemail on Gogo-equipped aircraft in the US.
Aeromexico is the first carrier to sign-up to Gogo’s 2Ku product, which is expected to deliver peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps upon its launch.
After five years of development, AirAsia is trialling its own onboard connectivity service, with a permanent rollout scheduled for late-2014.
The 2014 Wireless Connectivity Survey has found that in-flight Wi-Fi affects flight choice for 66% of travellers, and 17% would switch allegiances if Wi-Fi is not offered.
Skymark Airlines has become the first carrier in Japan to offer passengers access to free onboard Wi-Fi, having teamed up with Panasonic Avionics.
FTE spoke to Air New Zealand’s Carrie Hurihanganui about what passengers can expect onboard the 787-9 Dreamliner, which will include unique IFE and seating products.
Airbus has unveiled the A330neo, which will include LED mood lighting in the cabin, along with full connectivity, 3D IFE capabilities and more seats.
China Eastern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to offer onboard Wi-Fi, with a trial planned on two of its A330s flying between Hongqiao and Beijing.
FTE was onboard Norwegian’s first Dreamliner-operated LGW-JFK service, where we spoke to the airline’s CEO about how the carrier will redefine the long-haul passenger experience.