Air Canada Offering Wi-Fi on International Flights

On select North American, Caribbean and now international flights, you can email, browse the Web and access your social networks while you’re up in the clouds

Air Canada announced Thursday it has started offering next-generation satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo.

Launched on Air Canada’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the Wi-Fi service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline and the only carrier from the Great White North to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet.

Officials revealed the entire company wide-body fleet is scheduled to be equipped with the new Wi-Fi system by the middle of 2019. The airline also plans to offer customers connectivity through a ground-based system on their narrow-body Airbus A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 and Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft traveling within North America.

“Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet service available on any Canadian carrier,” Air Canada president Benjamin Smith said in a statement. “Air Canada Wi-Fi will make traveling more enjoyable whether you’re connecting with family and friends, watching a favorite movie or TV program on the internet, or scrolling through your social media feeds.”

“The speed and reliability of Air Canada Wi-Fi will also make it an excellent productivity tool for business travelers, who will be able to keep in touch and work during their journey so they can stay up-to-date and arrive fully prepared for any meeting or event,” Smith continued.

Passengers will be able to choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their needs. The carrier is also offering a special introductory rate for the service, starting at $5 until August 31.

Customers can determine if a flight has Wi-Fi availability by an icon displayed when booking or through company official website.

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