Air Canada, who is currently the only Canadian carrier offering customers in-flight Wi-Fi has announced it will begin providing satellite connectivity on board international flights beginning this fall.
In the competitive industry, Wi-Fi connectivity serves as a big bonus for travellers, and allows them to surf and stream the internet from their mobile devices.
Not all planes on Air Canada’s fleet will offer the new service however. According to a press statement, their wide-body aircrafts will be the first to introduce the in-flight Wi-Fi.
“Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft flying overseas using satellite technology,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
“While business travellers will welcome satellite Wi-Fi service as a productivity tool, it will have widespread appeal for all travellers by allowing them to stay in touch, access the internet and enjoy additional entertainment options throughout their entire journey.”
Air Canada plans to begin installing Gogo® 2Ku satellite technology on its wide-body fleet commencing this fall with its Boeing 777 aircraft.