Alaska Airlines opts for Gogo 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 23, 2017 14:29

Alaska Airlines opts for Gogo 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi

Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service across its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet. Gogo’s broadband 2Ku service provides the significantly faster connection speed needed to stream content from services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO while in the air.

The satellite-based service delivers 20 times more bandwidth than Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) product and offers the freedom of having Wi-Fi virtually everywhere Alaska’s Boeing and Airbus mainline jets fly, including allowing guests to stay connected when traveling outside the continental U.S. to popular destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, and Costa Rica, where connectivity was previously unavailable.

“We conducted an extensive review to find a satellite Wi-Fi solution that will allow us to give our guests full coverage across our route map, including in the state of Alaska and on flights to Hawaii,” said Andrew Harrison, chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines. “Our guests will soon be able to connect in the air just as they do out and about on the ground. This makes traveling more relaxing as well as productive – whether you’re scrolling through Facebook, checking email, or watching what’s trending on YouTube.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 23, 2017 14:29