Aircell to Power Gogo Inflight Internet Service
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2009--
US Airways (NYSE:LCC) is turning aircraft into Wi-Fi ‘hotspots’ by
partnering with Aircell to provide Gogo® Inflight Internet
service beginning in early 2010. Full Internet access including Web,
Instant Messaging, email and VPN access will be available for purchase
to passengers with laptops, smartphones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
“Gogo Inflight Internet will allow our customers to make the most of
their flying time by catching up on work or relaxing and surfing the
Internet. This is an exciting new option for our passengers that we
believe will enhance their travel experience,” said Andrew Nocella,
senior vice president, Marketing and Planning.
Gogo will initially be installed on US Airways A321 aircraft, flying
select domestic routes. A map detailing those routes can be found at www.usairways.com.
And later next year, customers will be able to see if Wi-Fi is available
on a specific flight by looking for the Wi-Fi icon while booking their
flight on usairways.com.
The pricing for Gogo Inflight Internet on US Airways will be announced
closer to the launch date. Customers will be able to choose service from
Aircell’s standard pricing structure, which currently ranges from $5.95
to $12.95, depending on the length of flight and type of Wi-Fi enabled
“Gogo is for anyone who wants to make plane time their time,”
said Jack Blumenstein, president and chief executive officer of Aircell.
“Whether you want to stay connected to the office, your family or
friends; whether you want to work, play or learn; Gogo is for you. We
look forward to working with US Airways to bring the world to its
More information about US Airways’ new Gogo Inflight Internet service
can be found online at usairways.com and gogoinflight.com.
About US Airways
US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the
“Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of
Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways,
along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than
3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S.,
Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs
more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the
Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 17,000 daily
flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. And for the 11th
consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance
training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for
its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more
company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)
Aircell is the world's leading provider of airborne communications. As
winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built
a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business
aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight
portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline
passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience
at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with
connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as
video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to
Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield,
Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the
ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information
about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com.
Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a
Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi
enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the
Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For
more information about Gogo, please visit www.gogoinflight.com
or follow Gogo on Twitter: @gogoinflight.
© 2009 Aircell LLC. Aircell, Gogo and in touch, in flight are
trademarks of Aircell or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
-Fly With US-
Source: US Airways
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