ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, and The Weather Channel have partnered to offer passengers free access to Weather.com and Weather Underground on any Gogo equipped aircraft.
The partnership between Gogo and The Weather Channel will allow passengers to access up to date weather information on their smartphone, tablet or laptop for their destination city or any city they choose. All passengers have to do is launch their browser and head to the Weather.com Web site. They will be able to access the site in flight without paying for an Internet session. Access to weather.com and wunderground.com via laptop is available now, and the ability to use smartphone apps will come online in the first quarter of 2014.
"We know that checking weather information is one of the top things people do when they access the Internet in flight, especially during this time of the year when weather can have a big impact on travel plans. We are excited to be able to offer them that information for free through our relationship with The Weather Channel," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "We continue to partner with and empower cutting edge digital companies to help develop and enable applications that can be accessed in flight through Gogo that will help inform, engage and entertain passengers at 30,000 feet."
"We are thrilled to partner with Gogo," said Mike Finnerty, SVP and GM, The Weather Channel. "Whether on business or for pleasure, so many travellers count on us for the most accurate and up to the minute forecast to help make their trip the best it can be. This partnership is a great example of two companies coming together to provide a convenient and valuable service for users."
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.