Gogo Introduces a New Way to Stay Connected In Flight with Messaging Pass

Dec 10, 2015, 09:00 ET from Gogo

CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, has introduced a new way for passengers to stay connected in the air with its new messaging pass.  Gogo's messaging pass allows passengers to access familiar messaging applications like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, iMessage and other popular messaging services on their mobile devices.

The messaging pass can only be purchased on mobile devices and can be purchased in the same way a passenger purchases an Internet session – by launching your mobile browser and selecting "Messaging Pass" from the in-flight portal home page.  The messaging pass is priced at under $3.00 and is available on most Gogo equipped flights in the U.S. and Canada.

"We realize that some passengers simply want to continue conversations and stay connected in flight, but don't necessarily want or need to utilize email or full web browsing," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "Our messaging pass is a low-bandwidth solution that is offered at a lower price point than our internet service, making it the perfect solution for passengers who simply want to exchange messages with other app users on the ground."

About Gogo
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world.  Gogo connects aircraft, providing its aviation partners with the world's most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations.  Gogo's superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, our aviation partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.

Today, Gogo has partnerships with 12 commercial airlines and is now installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. More than 6,800 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer.  Gogo has more than 900 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com

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