IAG becomes first European customer for 2Ku


May 6, 2016 – International Airlines Group (IAG) is set to become the first European airline group to use Gogo’s 2Ku high-speed inflight connectivity technology. In total, 118 British Airways aircraft, four Aer Lingus B757s and up to 15 Iberia long-haul aircraft will be fitted with 2Ku. This is in addition to the existing Iberia and Aer Lingus’ A330 fleets which have Panasonic GCS connectivity. By early 2019, 90% of IAG airlines’ long-haul fleet will be fitted with connectivity, with inflight wi-fi powerful enough for passengers to stream videos from services such as Netflix and Amazon.

Willie Walsh, IAG’s chief executive, said, “This state-of-the-art technology will provide greater bandwidth, faster speed and broader coverage to our airlines’ customers. Global connectivity is something they demand and we are providing high-quality connections with innovative technology solutions to improve the travel experience.”

The first longhaul aircraft equipped with Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity – a British Airways B747-400 – will be in service early next year. Iberia and Aer Lingus will see their first A330-300 and B757 aircraft fitted with 2Ku later in 2017.

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