June 8 2018  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Air Canada launches satellite connectivity on international flights

By Rachel Debling

Air Canada's 777-300ER fleet is the airline's first to be equipped with the newest system

Satellite Wi-Fi provided by Gogo is now available to Air Canada passengers on the airline's 777-300ER aircraft and Air Canada Rouge's narrow-body fleet, making Air Canada the first carrier in its home country to offer inflight streaming to its customers through the internet.

"Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet service available on any Canadian carrier," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada in a June 7 release. "Air Canada Wi-Fi will make traveling more enjoyable whether you're connecting with family and friends, watching a favorite movie or TV program on the internet, or scrolling through your social media feeds. The speed and reliability of Air Canada Wi-Fi will also make it an excellent productivity tool for business travelers, who will be able to keep in touch and work during their journey so they can stay up-to-date and arrive fully prepared for any meeting or event."

Special introductory pricing, starting at CA$5, will be offered to Air Canada's 777-300ER passengers until August 31, 2018. Passengers can check if their flight offers Wi-Fi by visiting the airline's website. The airline's entire wide-body fleet is scheduled to be fully equipped by mid-2019.

In addition, Air Canada and Air Canada Express offer customers Wi-Fi through Gogo's ground-based system on their narrow-body Airbus A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 and Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft traveling within North America.

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