Travel Management Company Going Fleet-Wide with Gogo Biz In-Flight Internet Rapidly-growing charter operator expected to double its Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft count by introducing Gogo Biz service on its entire light jet fleet this fall
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market, announces that Travel Management Company (TMC) will introduce Aircell's Gogo Biz service across its entire, rapidly-expanding fleet of light jet charter aircraft. In October this year when the expansion is expected to be complete, TMC's total charter fleet will encompass nearly 70 aircraft with complimentary Gogo Biz service available on every aircraft.
TMC operates the largest, privately-owned fleet of Hawker 400XP and Hawker 800XP charter aircraft in the United States. It first introduced Gogo Biz in-flight Internet service aboard its fleet of mid-size Hawker 800XPs in 2012.
"In an extremely competitive charter market, the customer experience is a big part of what differentiates TMC," said Scott Wise, TMC General Manager. "With in-flight Internet available on more and more charter aircraft, it's become a must-have amenity – you have to offer it or you're going to lose business. Gogo Biz has impacted our business very positively in the mid-size segment. We're excited to add it to our light jets and have it available on our entire fleet," he concluded.
John Wade, Aircell's Executive Vice President and General Manager, said, "TMC is an aggressive company that continues to leverage Gogo Biz in-flight Internet as a competitive differentiator in the charter business. For many years, in-flight connectivity was the exclusive domain of ultra-long range business aircraft. Today's announcement puts an exclamation point on the fact that times have changed – it's now practical and affordable enough for light jets."
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- VIDEO: In an extended video interview, TMC's Scott Wise recently talked about the effect in-flight Internet is having in the charter market. The interview is available in its entirety at http://www.gogobizcase.com/#tmc-1.
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer three of the industry's most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz®, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
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