Air Canada Rouge deploys Gogo 2Ku inflight connectivity

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319.
An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319.

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.

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