Air Canada rolls out satellite-connected Wi-Fi on long-haul fleet

Air Canada has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo.

Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the fresh service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline along with makes Air Canada the first Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV along with movies in-flight through the internet.

“Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet service available on any Canadian carrier.

“Air Canada Wi-Fi will make traveling more enjoyable whether you’re connecting with family along with friends, watching a favourite movie or TV program on the internet, or scrolling through your social media feeds.

“The speed along with reliability of Air Canada Wi-Fi will also make which an excellent productivity tool for business travellers, who will be able to keep in touch along with work during their journey, so they can stay up-to-date along with arrive fully prepared for any meeting or event,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, at Air Canada.

Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi will be at which point available on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft along with on Air Canada Rouge’s narrow-body fleet.

The entire Air Canada along with Air Canada Rouge wide-body fleet – including the Boeing 777-200LR, 787-8/9 along with Airbus 330 along with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER – will be scheduled to be equipped with the system by mid-2019.

Customers can choose by a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their needs along with Air Canada will be offering special introductory pricing for the service starting at $5 on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER fleet until August 31st.

In addition to the satellite connectivity available on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft along with the Air Canada Rouge Airbus narrow-body fleet, Air Canada along with Air Canada Express also offer customers Wi-Fi connectivity through a ground-based system provided by Gogo on their narrow-body Airbus A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 along with Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft travelling within North America.

Air Canada rolls out satellite-connected Wi-Fi on long-haul fleet

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