Here's the deal: you're pouring out thousands on Flexjet's fractional aircraft program in order to get where you need to be, when you need to be there. The last thing you're looking for is another bill to ensure you're connected while jetting from point A to point Z. Thankfully, the aforesaid company has just inked a deal with Aircell that'll place Gogo Biz in-flight WiFi into each of its private jets at no additional cost to flyers -- a move that's likely meant to counter NetJets' recent announcement. Of course, that "annual price bump" will more than likely take care of things come December, but hey -- what's the use in filet mignon on a Challenger 300 when you can't tweet a picture of your indulgence? Exactly. Head on past the break for all the installation plans.
Flexjet to Offer Inflight Wi-Fi from Aircell
-- New alliance provides Gogo Biz™ wireless Internet services for private jet travelers
DALLAS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.flexjet.com) -- The ultimate business tool just got an upgrade. After 15 years of providing award-winning private aviation solutions, Flexjet will now offer Aircell's® Gogo Biz™ inflight Wi-Fi service as a standard feature on its fractional program aircraft at no additional charge to owners. This new system allows Flexjet customers to use any Wi-Fi device-ranging from smartphones to laptops-to access the Web for enhanced productivity and convenience while they fly.
"With Gogo Biz, our aircraft truly transform into high-functioning mobile offices," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. "Flexjet is obsessed with being superior in every way, and we are pleased to offer our customers the ability to stay connected in the air. Gogo Biz was the only choice for us – it is lightweight, affordable, and best of all, it gives our passengers a full-speed Internet experience like they expect on the ground."
Gogo Biz inflight Internet will provide Flexjet customers with an easy-to-use and reliable high-speed connection that rivals on-ground services. Installation of this lightweight system will first begin on the 25 Challenger 300 and seven Challenger 604/605 jets in the Flexjet fractional fleet - the youngest in the industry with an average aircraft age of 3.5 years. All new aircraft introduced into the fractional fleet will automatically be outfitted with the broadband equipment.
"Connectivity plays an essential role in our lives, it is woven into the fabric of everything we do," said John Wade, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Aircell. "Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Flexjet customers will reap the benefits of high-speed Internet service on Flexjet's legendary fractional fleet of Learjet and Challenger aircraft."
For more information on Flexjet, visit www.flexjet.com or call 1-800-FLEXJET (353-9538).