Gogo, SES deal increases in-flight connectivity on Hawaii, Alaska, and Trans-Pacific routes

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has announced a new capacity deal with SES to enhance in-flight connectivity services for key air travel routes over North America and the Pacific Ocean, the company said.

As part of the new agreement, Gogo has leased all available capacity on SES´s AMC-4 satellite, which SES will move to a new orbital location to serve flights to, from and within the states of Alaska and Hawaii, flights along the west coast of the U.S. and over the Pacific Ocean.

Gogo a global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. The company has partnerships with 17 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 3,000 commercial aircraft. More than 4,200 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions.

Gogo is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. It has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.

SES is a global satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units; SES Video and SES Networks. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions.