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.
United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the 787-9 Dreamliner, which is equipped with Panasonic’s eXConnect Wi-Fi service.
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.
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.
Mary Kirby explores the latest advancements in aircraft tracking technology, and assesses how connectivity can have major benefits from nose to tail.
Passengers on domestic routes will soon be able to make use of in-flight connectivity, as Japan Airlines starts the rollout of Wi-Fi on 77 domestic aircraft.