NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilt Groupe, Inc., an innovative online shopping destination, and Gogo®, the world's leading provider of in-flight connectivity, today announced a partnership that offers passengers exclusive in-air sales for both men and women on all Gogo-equipped Delta, United, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines and US Airways aircraft. Passengers who log onto Gilt.com through Gogo will also have free access to the site and all it has to offer, including children's apparel and accessories, home decor, Jetsetter, Gilt City, and Gilt Taste. The program kicks off tomorrow, July 1st.
Accessing Gilt.com in air is easy. All you need is a web enabled laptop or smartphone. Passengers who log onto the Internet with any web enabled device, will automatically be directed to Gogo's Web site. From there they can simply connect to Gilt.com through the Gogo homepage where they'll have real-time access to exclusive in-air deals and Gilt's daily selection of products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; gourmet finds; and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a select list of cities and destinations.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Gogo to allow airline passengers the ability to access Gilt.com and exclusive in-air or in-flight sales designed for passengers," said Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO, Gilt Groupe. "What better way to spend flying time than to explore Gilt and see what inspires you."
"One of our primary goals is to make Gogo everyone's favorite part of flying- whether that's providing shopping, entertainment, news, games or simply keeping people connected to their lives on the ground," said Ash ElDifrawi, chief marketing officer at Gogo. "Partnering with Gilt Groupe - a true leader in e-commerce and a leading online shopping site–to offer exclusive in-air deals helps us take a giant leap towards achieving that goal. We are very excited to be able to partner with Gilt to offer free access to one of passengers' favorite online shopping destinations – Gilt.com – while they're in the air."
About Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Gilt Groupe, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands, including fashion for women, men, and children, home decor, hotels and travel experiences on every continent, and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
Gogo is fast becoming everyone's favorite part of flying. By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using Gogo's exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin America flights and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier, United Airlines, and US Airways flights – as well as on thousands of business aircraft – bringing the total to more than 6,000 Gogo equipped aircraft to date.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 350+ employees in Itasca, IL and Broomfield, CO are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.
SOURCE Gilt Groupe, Inc.