Cathay Pacific Group is introducing high-speed Wi-Fi on its Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft from mid-2018.
The Hong Kong based airline will roll out Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity across Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fleets, which are both part of the Cathay Pacific Group.
Cathay Pacific is the first major carrier to select Gogo’s 2Ku Inflight Connectivity Solution.
Further details, including charges, will be announced later.
Cathay Pacific already has Wi-Fi on its delivered Airbus A350 aircraft but that is from Panasonic. Cathay received the first of its planned 49 A350s in June 2017 with Panasonic’s Wi-Fi installed.
According to its website, Cathay Pacific currently operates:
- 70 Boeing 777 with firm orders for 21 777-9X
- 37 Airbus A330-900
- 19 Airbus A350-900 with firm orders for 10 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000.
Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer:
“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.”
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO:
“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.”
N.B. Image credit: cathaypacific.com