Gogo has been selected by the Cathay Pacific Group to install Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity solution on its wide-body fleet.
At the Dubai Air Show, the company hinted this week that another big announcement was coming.
The carrier will install 2Ku on its Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft across Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fleets, which are both part of the Cathay Pacific Group.
Gogo 2Ku delivers an internet experience comparable to what passengers have on the ground.
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said: “We are excited to partner with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to bring their guests a new onboard connectivity experience with 2Ku.
“As a premier global airline group, and Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, Cathay passengers expect a premium experience, which 2Ku is delivering today with superior bandwidth, coverage and availability.”
With more than 2,000 aircraft awards, Gogo says 2Ku is the most rapidly adopted satellite-based broadband connectivity technology in aviation.
The technology has now been adopted by leading airlines in North America, South America, Europe and now Asia.
Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, said: “Our goal is to allow our customers to be connected anytime and anywhere – and this agreement with Gogo is a huge step in enabling us to deliver this.”
Gogo says 2Ku will give Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s guests a seamless experience across their existing fleet of wide-body aircraft.
The service is expected to go live by mid-2018.