Gogo and long-time partner, Alaska Airlines, have launched Gogo 2Ku high-speed connectivity and Gogo Vision wireless IFE on an A321neo featuring the airline’s redesigned cabin interior.
Gogo 2Ku is the company’s high-speed satellite inflight connectivity solution and delivers an internet experience comparable to what guests have on the ground, including the ability to stream video from the most popular streaming video services.
John Wade, President of Commercial Aviation at Gogo, said: “2Ku also has global coverage, which means guests onboard Alaska aircraft will have service from gate-to-gate nearly everywhere they fly, including to popular destinations like Mexico and Costa Rica, and over the ocean to Hawaii, where connectivity was not previously available.
“Gogo 2Ku is a key feature of the seamless digital experience created by Alaska Airlines as part of its integration with Virgin America.
“We are proud to be part of this transformation as two great airlines come together.”
Alaska Airlines cabin experience is designed around the modern traveller, and two other Gogo products feature prominently within the airline’s experience – Gogo Messaging Pass and Gogo Vision.
Alaska and Gogo innovated together to bring Messaging Pass free to the airline’s guests in 2017 – a first in the inflight connectivity space.
Messaging Pass allows Alaska’s guests to send greetings from 35,000 feet using iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. The airline offers over 500 free movie titles to its guests on nearly every aircraft outfitted with Gogo Vision, Gogo’s industry-leading wireless entertainment system.
Alaska will have satellite Wi-Fi powered by 2Ku available to guests on most of its Boeing and Airbus mainline fleet by the end of 2020.