Aeromexico (AM) has signed a partnership agreement with in-flight connectivity provider Gogo. The two partners will provide the Gogo Vision in-flight internet and wireless in-flight entertainment service on at least 75 Aeromexico aircraft.
The new service will use Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service for Aeromexico’s 737 aircraft, and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite service for their regional jets. Gogo expects both its connectivity service and Gogo Vision to be available to Aeromexico passengers on the second half of 2014.
Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small:
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Aeromexico on bringing Gogo connectivity and Gogo Vision to Mexico and beyond in North and South America. “We know from our extensive experience that having connectivity has become a competitive advantage for airlines. This is the age of the mobile Internet and passengers are used to being connected wherever they are. We look forward to supporting Aeromexico’s leadership in the region as they connect their passengers in flight to more than 80 destinations within Mexico and around the world.”
As part of providing end-to-end solutions for any fleet anywhere, the new service will use Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service for Aeromexico’s 737 aircraft, and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite service for their regional jets. Gogo expects both its connectivity service and Gogo Vision to be available to Aeromexico passengers on the second half of 2014.
Andrés Conesa, CEO Aeromexico:
“As the airline that connects Mexico and Mexico with the world, we look forward to being the first Mexican carrier and the first in Latin America to offer our passengers in-flight Wi-Fi via Gogo, the leader in this space. By adding connectivity and Gogo Vision, we are continuing to bring our clients a world class service and fulfilling our vision of bringing people closer together, whether literally or virtually.”
“Gogo is a strong partner for Inmarsat, both for our current SwiftBroadband service and for GX Aviation, our global Ka-band network, which is scheduled to be available in 2015,” said Miranda Mills, Inmarsat President, Aviation. “We’re very pleased Aeromexico will benefit from the broad range and flexibility of Inmarsat’s portfolio, offering connectivity solutions regardless of aircraft size and operations, for both passengers and crew.”
About Aeroméxico (AM)
Aeroméxico is the flag carrier airline of Mexico based in Mexico City.
Routes: Aeroméxico operates more than 600 flights daily with hubs at the Mexico City International Airport (Terminal 2) and at the Monterrey International Airport. The route network spans 86 destinations on four continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 16 in Latin America, four in Europe, three in Canada, and two in Asia.
Fleet: Grupo Aeroméxico’s fleet of more than 120 aircraft is composed of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner), 777 and 737 jet airliners and next-generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. Aeroméxico plans to buy up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX airliners and up to 19 787 Dreamliners.
Gogo provides in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Passengers can use Wi-Fi enabled devices to get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways.
Inmarsat provides global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air.