Gogo Inflight Internet Provides Complimentary Access to Facebook® for the Month of February Global automotive industry leader, Ford, and Gogo enable travelers to stay in touch on the go-go
ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo® Inflight Internet, the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity, today announced a promotion with Ford Motor Company to offer travelers flying on Gogo-equipped aircraft complimentary access to Facebook for the month of February. Gogo's airline partners participating in the promotion include AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.
"Facebook continues to be the number one website visited by travelers using Gogo at 30,000 feet," said Aircell Chief Revenue Officer, Jim Berrien. "Our commitment is to offer great inflight experiences to our users, and unique marketing opportunities to advertisers. We're thrilled that an innovative marketer like Ford is providing this complimentary service as a way to enhance the traveler experience."
Taking advantage of the promotion while in flight is easy. Once the plane has reached 10,000 feet and travelers are able to turn on personal electronic devices, they must select the Gogo wireless network, open a web browser and click on the Ford/Facebook banner.
"The Ford team is excited to be able to bring Facebook to Gogo Inflight Network users during the month of February," stated Alex Hultgren, Ford's Digital Media Manager. "Our groundbreaking reveal of the 2011 Explorer in July has proven that Social Media is an ideal platform for conversation and the sharing of videos and photos about our reinvented SUV."
With this innovative, rich media campaign, complimentary access to Facebook courtesy of Ford will enable travelers to keep in touch with their friends, family and relatives while traveling at 30,000 feet. The service is available to users on all Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops, smartphones and PDAs.
Aircell® is the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com.
Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit www.gogoinflight.com. You can also follow 'gogoInflight' on Twitter (www.twitter.com/gogoinflight) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/gogoinflight).
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.
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