May 18, 2017 – Air Canada has announced that its leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, has begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft fleet. Rouge customers will now have access to what Air Canada says is ‘the fastest internet service on a Canadian airline’.
Air Canada began its in-flight connectivity offering with Gogo’s ground-based service throughout North America. Roll out of Gogo’s new 2KU service on all 20 Air Canada Rouge narrow-body A319s will be completed this month. To coincide with the launch, on these aircraft, Air Canada Rouge is also updating its wireless IFE experience to the next generation of gate to gate, on-demand entertainment and information.
Air Canada plans to complete installation of the satellite internet service on all Air Canada Rouge A321 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft by the end of 2018. Pricing packages will be available so customers can choose a level of service that suits their individual needs.