Aeroméxico has installed 2Ku connectivity from Gogo on five aircraft.
The first aircraft to fly with 2Ku is an Aeroméxico Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Sky Interior serving several destinations in the Americas. The airline has five aircraft installed with the new 2Ku system.
The 2Ku service will be free on Aeroméxico for a limited time. In addition to 2Ku, Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment solution, Gogo Vision, is now flying on 11 Boeing 737-700 and Embraer aircraft flying across Aeroméxico’s regional network.
Gogo’s 2Ku technology is designed to be open so it’s compatible with multiple satellite networks, which means the technology will be upgradeable over time without having to touch the aircraft. This flexibility will help ensure Aeroméxico is future ready and ahead of the curve from a technology perspective.
Andres Conesa, Aeroméxico’s CEO:
“As Mexico’s global airline, we continue to push the envelope in terms of improving the passenger experience. This partnership will bring the best connectivity technology to our passengers so they can stay connected within Mexico and abroad.”
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO:
“This is a groundbreaking milestone for Gogo as it signifies that the 2Ku era has officially taken flight. Aeroméxico was the first to commit to the service and we couldn’t be more excited to have their passengers be the first to experience this game changing technology.
“The great news for Aeroméxico is they get a leading technology today that will only get better in the near future as newer high-throughput satellites come online.”
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 comprised 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.
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