Air Canada has begun offering Gogo satellite connectivity services on its widebody international fleet, starting with flights operated with its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. According to the airline, the service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline, and is the only service on a Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet.
The service – named Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi – is now available on the airline’s B777-300ER aircraft and on Air Canada Rouge’s narrow-body fleet. The entire Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge wide-body fleet – including the B777-200LR, B787-8/9 and A330 and Air Canada Rouge B767-300ER – is scheduled to be equipped with the system by mid-2019. Customers can choose from a selection of wi-fi packages to suit their needs and Air Canada is offering special introductory pricing for the service, starting at CAD$5 on the airline’s B777-300ER fleet until August 31, 2018. Customers can determine if a flight has wi-fi available by an icon displayed at time of booking or, for upcoming flights, by consulting www.aircanada.com/wifi.
In addition to the satellite connectivity available on B777-300ER aircraft and the Air Canada Rouge Airbus narrow-body fleet, Air Canada and Air Canada Express will also offer customers wi-fi connectivity through a ground-based system provided by Gogo on their narrow-body A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 and Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft travelling within North America.