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Gogo Partners with IAG for In-flight Connectivity
Gogo's 2Ku Technology to Connect British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia Long-haul Aircraft
May 5, 2016

CHICAGO, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced today that it will partner with International Airlines Group (IAG) to bring Gogo's 2Ku technology to 118 British Airways, four Aer Lingus Boeing 757 and up to 15 Iberia long-haul aircraft. 

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IAG is one of the largest airline groups in the world and is the first European airline group to commit to Gogo's 2Ku technology.  The fleet of Gogo-installed aircraft will include numerous long-haul aircraft types, including the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. 

"We are delighted to bring Gogo's industry leading 2Ku technology to three of the most iconic brands in commercial aviation," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO.  "2Ku is delivering a ground-like performance to aircraft flying around the world today.  But one of the many benefits of 2Ku is that it's built on an open architecture and can leverage numerous Ku satellites around the world today and new advancements in the Ku-band coming online in the future. This means the technology will get even better over time and will provide passengers with a superior connectivity experience now and in the future."

The first British Airways aircraft is expected to be in service early next year. The bulk of the installations are expected to be completed by 2019.

About Gogo

With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its aviation partners with the world's most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations.  Gogo's superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, our aviation partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.

Today, Gogo has partnerships with 15 commercial airlines and is installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. More than 6,800 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer.  Gogo has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com

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