Air Canada announced today that its leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, has begun offering high-speed, satellite Internet aboard its Airbus A319 aircraft. Air Canada Rouge customers will now have access to the fastest Internet service on a Canadian airline, giving them the ability to email, stream video and music, surf the web and more while flying.
“Air Canada was the first Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight connectivity and today, we are pleased to extend this service on Air Canada Rouge. High-speed Internet is another great on-board entertainment option for our customers and strengthens Air Canada Rouge’s promise to provide a wonderful beginning and ending to any vacation,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
Air Canada has been the leader among Canadian carriers in offering its customers in-flight connectivity, beginning with Gogo ground-based service throughout North America. Roll out of Gogo’s new 2KU service on all 20 Air Canada Rouge narrow-body A319s will be completed this month. To coincide with the launch, on these aircraft, Air Canada Rouge is also updating its wireless In-Flight Entertainment experience to the next generation of gate to gate, on-demand entertainment and information.
Air Canada plans to complete installation of satellite Internet service on all Air Canada Rouge A321 and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft by the end of 2018. Pricing packages will be available so customers can choose a level of service that suits their individual needs.