ITASCA, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that it has received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia.
This approval is granted based on Gogo's agreements with AltegroSky and RuSat to provide Ku-band satellite service.
"As a full-service communications company, we are determined to give our customers the most reliable and seamless coverage wherever they may be flying," said Anand Chari, Gogo's chief technology officer. "This license will allow us to offer our current international airline partners coverage for their existing airline routes and is another significant step in giving us a truly global in-flight communications network."
In July Gogo expects to go live with service in these regions. Gogo currently is clear to operate in over 180 countries and is on target to have 50 to 100 international aircraft flying by the end of the year.
Gogo is a leading global aero communications service provider. 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 Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,200 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas 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.