Japan Airlines has started offering Wi-Fi onboard its aircraft.
In partnership with service provider Gogo, JAL has rolled out internet services on three of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Gogo will eventually provide in-flight Wi-Fi on JAL’s entire domestic fleet, which consists of 77 aircraft.
“This is a major milestone for Gogo as this aircraft represents the first commercial airline outside of North America to be connected with Gogo’s connectivity service,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president & CEO.
“When we set out to connect JAL’s domestic fleet last fall, we had a goal of delivering the first connected aircraft by the summer of 2014. We are happy to deliver on that promise and successfully connect the first domestic aircraft in Japan.”
Having received permission from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau to install Wi-Fi on all aircraft types, the roll-out will now continue to JAL’s remaining domestic fleet of Boeing 737-800, 767-300, 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft.
“JAL is continually striving to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience and being the first Japanese airline to offer our passengers internet access on domestic flights is part of that experience,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, JAL’s president. “We look forward to working with Gogo to expand that service fleet-wide.”