Gogo to Provide Inflight Connectivity Services to Vietnam Airlines

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gogo has received a bid award letter from Vietnam Airlines to provide inflight connectivity services on Vietnam Airlines fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft and a majority of Vietnams Airbus A350 aircraft.

The aircraft will be outfitted with a mix of Inmarsats new GX Aviation Ka-band service and SwiftBroadband connectivity.

The parties are currently negotiating a definitive agreement, with the GX service expected to launch in the second half of 2015.

Gogo continues to gain momentum with the global expansion of our connectivity service. This partnership with Vietnam Airlines will mark many firsts for Gogo, notably the first airline commitment to Inmarsats GX Aviation broadband connectivity and Gogos first Airbus A350 aircraft and Boeing 787 service commitment, said Gogos president and CEO, Michael Small. We look forward to working with Vietnam Airlines and our other partners to provide a unique in-flight experience for their passengers.

Leo Mondale, President Aviation, Inmarsat, said, GX Aviation is gathering momentum fast. The first satellite is in operation and the other two satellites are awaiting launch to support a global commercial service expected at the end of June 2015. As the technology challenges are now largely met, we are able to enter into firm contracts with airline customers, and it is particularly exciting to have Vietnam Airlines, who are expanding rapidly in the Asian market, as our GX Aviation launch customer. We are very pleased to support Vietnam Airlines as they upgrade their fleet and their service to their passengers, who are increasingly demanding the type of connectivity they enjoy on the ground.

Gogo, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam, Inmarsat, GX Aviation

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