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Gogo In-Flight WiFi Arriving Aboard Air Canada Next Month

April 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

It’s time to fire up the social media at 35,000-feet, as Air Canada will soon be flipping the switch on the in-flight WiFi thanks to their technology team over at Gogo.

We’ll have to wait a little bit of time, as there’s still some of this and little of that to figure out; however, it looks like Air Canada will start doing the WiFi thing aboard their North American fleet as early as May.

Air Canada’s agreement with Gogo to fire up all of the in-flight connectivity also extends to their international flight, as long-haul WiFi trials will begin in 2015. They’re the first airline in Canada to offer in-flight Wi-Fi above and over continental North America, so we’ve got to think that they’re pretty darn excited.

For right now there’s just a pair of WiFi equipped planes doing their thing. More Airbus A319s, A320s, and A321s will join these two Airbus A319s, and the carrier is also bringing the connectivity across its Embraer 190 and 175 fleets in addition to some Air Canada Express CRJ-705s.

The goal for the end of 2014 is just shy of 30 planes, and by the time 2015 ends they hope to have things set and ready to go across the whole fleet. So keep those mobile devices nice and charged, and we'll take to you from high in the sky.

[Photo: BriYYZ]

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