[Avionics Today July 23, 2014] Japan Airlines (JAL) completed its first commercial flight featuring Gogo's in-flight connectivity service. The Japanese carrier currently features Gogo's Wi-Fi service on three of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
The service launch comes just eight months after Gogo originally announced a contract with JAL to install its solution across the airline's entire domestic fleet of 77 aircraft. Gogo CEO Michael Small called the launch a "major milestone" for the company, as it is the first commercial airline outside of North America to feature Gogo.
"JAL is continually striving to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience and being the first Japanese airline to offer our passengers Internet access on domestic flights is part of that experience," said Yoshiharu Ueki, JAL's president. "We look forward to working with Gogo to expand that service fleet-wide."