Gogo has received regulatory approval through its local partner China Telecom Satellite to offer in-flight connectivity service on international flights operating in and out of China, starting in October.
Gogo’s President and CEO, Michael Small, said: “This is really a ground-breaking moment as we expand our global reach as an organisation into China and other parts of the world.
“For passengers on Gogo-equipped flights currently flying into China, this means they will be able to enjoy seamless service once they reach Chinese air space.
“We believe China Telecom Satellite will be a very strong and effective partner for China’s in-flight communication market and both parties will extend the cooperation to Chinese airlines in the future”
Gogo inflight connectivity
Lv Junli, President of China Telecom Satellite, added: “Gogo is a world-leading in-flight connectivity service provider and we look forward to a partnership that takes full advantage of our respective abilities to deliver superior in-flight connectivity service for both international and Chinese airlines.
The company currently has one international airline partner operating with service to China, and recently announced that it has signed a term sheet with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco’s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.
In addition to inflight connectivity, it will also provide its wireless inflight entertainment solution – Gogo Vision – for Shareco to install on these aircraft.