Thursday, 27 September 2018

The first long-haul aircraft of Air France fitted with Gogo 2Ku take off

Gogo and Air France have confirmed the first two aircraft that have been fitted with Gogo's 2Ku high-speed satellite connectivity system have gone operational. One is an Airbus A330 and the other a Boeing 777 are the first of the entire 83 long-haul aircraft fleet that are due to be fitted out with the latest Gogo Technology.  

"Air France has reached an exciting milestone as it brings its first Airbus and Boeing aircraft online, giving its passengers access to high-speed Wi-Fi on long-haul flights," says John Wade, President of Commercial Aviation at Gogo. "As we continue to install aircraft with 2Ku, we remain highly focused on performance in order to provide a great experience on every aircraft, every flight."

Air France has advised they will offer three different passes for Wi-Fi access. 

A free "Message" pass
This allows customers to send and receive Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage and WeChat messages free of charge on their smartphone or tablet throughout the flight. Customers can also access the website and the Air France app to consult or modify their reservations.

A "Surf" pass
This enables customers to surf the Internet and consult or send emails. Customers can use this service in the following way:
3 euros for the entire duration of the trip on short-haul flights;
As from 5 euros for the entire duration of the trip on medium-haul flights;
8 euros (2,700 Miles), for one hour or 18 euros (6,000 Miles) for the entire duration of the trip on long-haul flights.

A "Stream" pass
Available on all long-haul flights, this includes all the benefits of the Message pass and the Surf pass. The Stream pass allows you to benefit from a high-speed internet connection to enjoy streaming and downloading throughout the flight for just 30 euros (10,000 Miles).

The airline released a video of the new technology being fitted, watch it here.