Air Canada has announced plans to start offering in-flight Wi-Fi services on all its international routes.
The national carrier already provides the service on its entire fleet of single-aisle aircraft in North America and will now start rolling it out globally across its twin-aisle jets. From this autumn, Air Canada will begin installing Gogo’s 2Ku satellite technology on its long-haul fleet, starting with its Boeing 777 aircraft.
“Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft flying overseas using satellite technology,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines.
“While business travellers will welcome satellite Wi-Fi service as a productivity tool, it will have widespread appeal for all travellers by allowing them to stay in touch, access the internet and enjoy additional entertainment options throughout their entire journey.”
Air Canada currently operates a fleet of 62 twin-aisle aircraft, although its B767s will gradually be phased out and replaced by new B787 Dreamliners.