November 21 2017  |  Connectivity & Satellites

Cathay Pacific Group plans more Wi-Fi wide-bodies by mid-2018

By Rick Lundstrom

The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its 777 and Airbus 330 fleets from mid-2018, following the successful introduction of broadband services to its A350-900 aircraft.

“We have been listening to our customers who have told us that staying connected inflight is important to them,” said Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo. “Our passengers will soon be able to not only roam around the cabin when the fasten seat belt sign comes off – the whole Internet awaits at 35,000 feet. 

“We envisage that by 2020, all of our wide-body aircraft will have inflight connectivity capabilities. This will open up a wealth of opportunities for us to provide more innovative experiences for our customers.” 

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be the first major carriers in Asia to adopt Gogo’s 2Ku satellite-based broadband inflight connectivity technology.

“Our goal is to allow our customers to be connected anytime and anywhere – and this agreement with Gogo is a huge step in enabling us to deliver this,” added Loo.

 

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