Cathay Pacific Group to install inflight Wi-Fi across its wide-body fleet

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The Cathay Pacific Group plans on introducing high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for in-flight connectivity. This follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be the first major carriers in Asia to adopt Gogo’s 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology. It will be installed on the airlines’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft.

Paul Loo, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Cathay Pacific said, “We have been listening to our customers who have told us that staying connected inflight is important to them. Our passengers will soon be able to not only roam around the cabin when the fasten seatbelt sign comes off – the whole internet awaits at 35,000 feet.

“We envisage that by 2020, all of our wide-body aircraft will have in-flight connectivity capabilities. The high-speed service will allow customers to check emails, browse the web, access their social networks and shop online using their Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones,” he confirmed.