Aeromexico Partners with Gogo for In-flight Internet and Wireless In-flight Entertainment
Mexico City, Mexico Dec. 18, 2013 – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, together with Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that they have agreed on the principal terms and conditions relating to providing in-flight Internet and wireless in-flight entertainment service – Gogo Vision – on at least 75 aircraft.
“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,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “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 utilize 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.
“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” said Aeromexico’s CEO, Andrés Conesa. “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 is now added to the growing number of airlines using Inmarsat to provide inflight connectivity to both passengers and crew.”