The Company's CEO, Paulo Kakinoff, made the announcement during the flight and it was transmitted live on GOL's Facebook page. "In this first phase, it will be possible to access all social media, e-mail, several websites and WhatsApp. As of October 20, the platform will be expanded to include entertainment and streaming media, with movies, cartoons, sitcoms and flight maps. We will also offer live TV soon and GOL will have the world's most complete entertainment tool, pointed out Kakinoff.
The service will be free for six months. As of tomorrow, Wednesday (5), customers will be advised when their flights are scheduled to be operated by one of the aircraft with internet on board. It is expected that the entire fleet will be equipped with entertainment and connectivity systems, as well as recharge or USB sockets.
This task is being carried out by GOL's Maintenance Center, in Confins, responsible for the installation of the system, already approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration - United States' government agency responsible for regulating civil aviation) and the ANAC (Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency). Only the first aircraft's antenna was installed in Miami, United States by Gogo, the global leader in in-flight broadband solutions, accompanied by GOL's engineers and technicians.
To see the videos and posts made on board, search for #wifiPRIMEIROnaGOL on social media.
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