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Air Canada installs Satellite Connectivity across Rouge Fleet

Air Canada has installed its Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed satellite-based connectivity, provided by Gogo, across the 65-strong Air Canada Rouge fleet.

“Customers now can access Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed internet connectivity on their own devices whenever they are onboard an Air Canada Rouge aircraft,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada. “…Giving everyone the ability to stay connected to email, surf the web, or stream their favourite movies and TV shows from services like Netflix and YouTube. We are excited to now offer fast, reliable wi-fi options onboard all Rouge aircraft for the increasing numbers of customers seeking connectivity when flying,”

Customers can choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit requirements with starting prices of $8.50 CAD by connecting to the “Rouge Wi-Fi” network.

In addition to the full Air Canada Rouge fleet, satellite based Wi-Fi is already available on all Air Canada Boeing 777s, and most Boeing 787s and Airbus A330s with the remainder to be completed early 2020. Air Canada Wi-Fi connectivity is also available across the carrier’s entire mainline narrow body fleet and the Air Canada Express Embraer 175 and Bombardier CRJ-900 fleets. Air Canada’s new Airbus A220 fleet which it begins taking delivery of before the end of 2019 will come equipped with satellite based wi-fi.

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