Brazils Gol airline reaches 200,000 on board Wi-Fi accesses

Brazilian airline Gol announced that it has registered more than 200,000 accesses to its on-board Wi-Fi service, seven months after the launch of the first commercial flight with internet connection.

After a free trial period, last week the company started to charge for the service. The offer includes several packages with an initial price of USD 8 (USD 2.5). In a statement, Gol said that there are differentiated packages for accessing messages (WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and IMessage), emails and social networks and a third package for streaming services.

The service is available on laptops, tablets and smartphones. Customers with loyalty reward programs will have special discounts.

Currently, there are 31 aircraft operating with 2ku satellite technology provided by Gogo. It is expected that by 2018 the entire fleet will have access to this service.