Air Canada Will Extend In-Flight Wi-Fi to International Flights This Fall

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Today, Air Canada has announced plans to rollout in-flight Wi-Fi to international flights this fall. Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said:

“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. 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 has been offering passengers in-flight Wi-Fi for over two years now. The airline partnered with Gogo to equip 129 of its smaller planes, which travel domestically, with in-flight Wi-Fi.

Canada’s largest airline stated that in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity will be expanded internationally this fall by installing Gogo 2Ku satellite technology on its Boeing 777 aircraft.

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  • jumpy

    how much it will cost? how much does it cost lets say from YVR to Toronto?

  • Jason Reid

    Unsure about Air Canada but Westjet charges $4.99 for a half hour or $7.99 for the duration of your flight to surf like you were home. You can log on and watch tons of movies and Tv shows for free plus news channels without paying. I used my iPad, iPhone and MB Air for a direct flight from Calgary to Halifax. USB chargers built in to the seat.

  • Crosseyedmofo

    bandwidth is decent too but it has a garbage ping, cant stream audio

    imessaging from 40,000 ft is pretty cool