Posted on: 11 August 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Gogo Biz Inflight Internet, as Aircell has rebranded its air-to-ground high-speed internet service for the business aviation market, has introduced three new cross-market programmes for business aircraft operators.
A corporate discount programme offers company-wide discounts on Gogo Inflight Internet purchases on Gogo-equipped commercial airliners for companies that operate a business aircraft with Aircell connectivity services.
Companies that equip their business aircraft with Gogo Biz Inflight Internet service before the end of 2010 are eligible to receive three exclusive Aircell Black Cards, which give users unlimited complimentary Gogo service aboard any Gogo-equipped commercial airline aircraft.
And companies that operate business aircraft are eligible to try Gogo service free of charge on any Gogo-equipped commercial airline aircraft, whether or not they are a current Aircell customer.
Aircell says Gogo Biz is the only solution in business aviation that provides a true high speed Internet experience with equipment that is small and light enough to fit on virtually any business aircraft. The system has been selected by major aircraft manufacturers Cessna, Dassault Falcon Jet and Hawker Beechcraft, and by major fractional and charter operators Clay Lacy Aviation, Flight Options, XOJET and NetJets. Unlimited and usage-based service plans are available with monthly costs starting at $395.
“The benefits of inflight internet don’t discriminate by the type of aircraft you’re flying on," says John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president and general manager. "From the start, Aircell’s air-to-ground technology developed an enthusiastic base of loyal customers in the airline and business aviation markets alike. Now by sharing a common brand in both markets it’s even easier for travellers to make that connection.”
Aircell offers one of the business aviation industry’s largest selections of airborne communications products, using air-to-ground, low-earth orbit satellite and geostationary satellite networks.