Air Canada says that its leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, has begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft.
The roll out of Gogo’s new 2Ku service on all 20 Air Canada Rouge narrow-body Airbus A319s will be completed this month.
To coincide with the launch the airline is also updating its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience on these aircraft to the next generation of gate-to-gate, on-demand entertainment and information.
The airline says its customers will now have “access to the fastest internet service on a Canadian airline”, giving them the ability to email, stream video and music, surf the web and more while flying.
Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said: “We were the first Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight connectivity and today, we are pleased to extend this service on Air Canada Rouge.
“High-speed internet is another great on-board entertainment option for our customers and strengthens our promise to provide a wonderful beginning and ending to any vacation.”
Air Canada has been the leader among Canadian carriers in offering its customers in-flight connectivity, beginning with Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) service throughout North America.
It plans to complete installation of the satellite internet service on all Rouge A321 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft by the end of 2018.
Pricing packages will be available so customers can choose a level of service that suits their individual needs.