Posted on: 05 May 2016 by Mark Howells
In an extension of a previous deal between the two companies, Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology is now slated to be installed on more than 600 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines.
“Delta customers have expressed an interest in their time in the air being as productive as their time on the ground, and 2Ku satellite offers a vastly upgraded in-flight Wi-Fi experience,” explained Tim Mapes, Delta's SVP and chief marketing officer. “By committing to more aircraft with 2Ku technology, we're providing Delta customers with faster and more reliable in-flight connectivity as a part of Delta's commitment to always delivering the industry's best onboard services.”
2Ku installations have already started on Delta’s 737-800 and A319 fleets. The carrier hopes to be operating more than 35 aircraft with 2Ku by the end of 2016.
“With 2Ku, Delta will be able to deliver a better in-flight experience to its passengers wherever they fly around the world,” commented Jon Cobin, EVP of Gogo's Global Airline Business Group. “We know how important it is to Delta to bring this technology to passengers and we plan on getting it deployed on these aircraft as soon as possible.”