Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the Middle East to select Gogo 2Ku high-speed in-flight connectivity.

Gogo the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced today that it has been selected by Qatar Airways to install the Gogo 2Ku high-speed in-flight connectivity solution and live TV on 70 of the airline’s aircraft.

The launch of high-speed Wi-Fi will be coupled with live TV to passenger devices as well as seatback screens on 70 aircraft across its Boeing 787-9, 787-8 and Airbus A380 fleets.

Service on Qatar Airways is expected to go live in 2020.

“Having access to the internet, and being connected and available is critical for passengers, and the demand for bandwidth will only increase,” said Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker. “We are proud to be able to provide our customers with an excellent connectivity experience with Gogo 2Ku.”

In April 2018, the airline became the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to offer GX Aviation in-flight broadband on more than 130 of its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft.

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