Staying connected while in the air is easier than ever with new and ever-expanding Internet services on the nation's biggest airlines. Customer demand for in-flight connectivity is so strong that air carriers around the world are taking notice. With an accelerating pace of expanding Wi-Fi networks, increasing speeds, improving function and widening global service coverage, in-air Internet offerings are expected to balloon in the next three years.
Current In-Air Offerings
In-flight Internet pioneer GogoAir created the very first in-air wireless broadband network in the world and now provides total in-flight broadband coverage across the continental United States on more than 2,000 commercial aircraft and more than 6,500 business aircraft. Its air-to-ground network in North America is one of the most extensive in the world, and it's expanding and innovating to meet growing demand.
Its comprehensive network and stellar track record for robust coverage has led to partnerships with many of North America's top airlines. Currently, passengers can access GogoAir's in-flight connections on Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
Streaming movies and videos in-flight is a developing service. While most networks need more bandwidth and stronger signals to provide a satisfying streaming experience, GogoAir offers about 100 on-demand movies to its customers. These GogoAir in-flight entertainments options can be found on partner air carriers such as Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways.
In the Future: Expanded, International Coverage and Faster Connections While a recent study published by the World Bank reported that the U.S., Canada and Germany have the most extensive in-air Internet networks, other countries and regions are recognizing its importance. After all, no country can afford to be the dead zone for Internet service in an otherwise robust coverage area.
Faster, stronger, wider and more reliable coverage is already in the works for many in-air broadband services. GogoAir, for example, will soon offer its 2Ku network that uses a series of satellites to provide complete connectivity, even over oceans and distant lands. Travelers can expect to see connectivity broaden on international flights and become more reliable with these expansions.
Increasing connection speed is another top priority. One provider announced this spring that it will debut a new satellite in 2017 that will deliver in-flight connection speeds at 200 Mbps.
Paving the way for more innovation, some current restrictions on in-air mobile device uses are being eliminated. The European Commission recently approved a resolution to allow passengers to make 3G and 4G cell phone calls once they're above 3,000 feet. Fliers passing through EU airspace will also be able to text and use their mobile devices.
Whether flying internationally or domestically, busy clients of leading luxury travel service I Fly First Class need to be able to stay in touch with their offices, partners and clients throughout their flights. For that reason, I Fly First Class always recommends that its travelers choose first and business class flights with the most reliable and extensive networks available.
Ultimately, industry experts believe these growing in-flight Wi-Fi networks will lead to more sophisticated services with a complete range of low-cost connectivity. Leading the way in this effort is in-air broadband pioneer GogoAir.
About Us – GogoAir provides excellent and strong in-flights Wi-Fi connectivity to passengers. They can now surf the web, tweet, chat, check email and more by connecting to on air Internet service offered by GOgoAir.