) has recently announced a partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL)
to provide Gogo Vision service on the latter's entire domestic
Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment service, Gogo Vision,
allows passengers to stream rented movies and television shows on
their Wi-Fi laptops or tablets. The new offering will allow JAL
passengers to have free acscess to both Japanese as well as JAL's
original content, including anime, sports and music.
Earlier, Gogo collaborated with Japan Airlines in Oct 2013 to
provide in-flight Internet connectivity to its domestic fleet.
Per the deal, Gogo will provide Wi-Fi service to 77 aircrafts in
Japan. With this deal, Gogo expanded its service to a foreign
country for the first time.
Gogo's expanded online services will provide added in-flight
benefits to passengers. They will be able to rent and stream
movies and TV shows from major Hollywood studios wirelessly from
an onboard server to their Wi-Fi enabled devices. These contents
will be available for viewing for another 24 hours after
The air carriers are heavily investing to make their products
and services competitive. With the addition of Google Vision,
Japan Airlines will likely get an upper edge over its
Both Gogo Vision and in-flight Internet connectivity service
are expected to be available to JAL passengers beginning summer
Gogo is an in-flight Internet provider, enabling flyers to
surf the Internet through Wi-Fi enabled devices during flights.
Additionally, the company provides in-cabin movies and other
Hollywood shows to its flyers, giving them full entertainment on
board. The company reported revenues of $233.5 million in 2012, a
28.2% increase from $160.2 million in 2011.
Currently, Gogo has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Stocks that have
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