Gogo partners with The Weather Channel

ITASCA, IL - Gogo, the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, and The Weather Channel have partnered to offer passengers free acces

Gogo partners with The Weather Channel

ITASCA, IL – Gogo, the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, and The Weather Channel have partnered to offer passengers free access to Weather.com and Weather Underground on any Gogo equipped aircraft.

The partnership between Gogo and The Weather Channel will allow passengers to access up to date weather information on their smartphone, tablet or laptop for their destination city or any city they choose. All passengers have to do is launch their browser and head to the Weather.com Web site. They will be able to access the site in flight without paying for an Internet session. Access to weather.com and wunderground.com via laptop is available now, and the ability to use smartphone apps will come online in the first quarter of 2014.

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“We know that checking weather information is one of the top things people do when they access the Internet in flight, especially during this time of the year when weather can have a big impact on travel plans. We are excited to be able to offer them that information for free through our relationship with The Weather Channel,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “We continue to partner with and empower cutting edge digital companies to help develop and enable applications that can be accessed in flight through Gogo that will help inform, engage and entertain passengers at 30,000 feet.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Gogo,” said Mike Finnerty, SVP and GM, The Weather Channel. “Whether on business or for pleasure, so many travellers count on us for the most accurate and up to the minute forecast to help make their trip the best it can be. This partnership is a great example of two companies coming together to provide a convenient and valuable service for users.”

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