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A look at our history

It started as a sketch on a napkin – and took off from there

More than 20 years ago, company founder Jimmy Ray had a visionary idea to bring the internet to the sky. Today, Gogo is still delivering the most reliable inflight connectivity to aircraft across the globe with the goal of revolutionizing the air travel industry.

1991

Gogo, previously known as the brand Aircell, begins in a BBQ restaurant in Denison, TX when founder Jimmy Ray sketches on a napkin a radical idea for an aircraft telephone system.

1997

Gogo begins providing phone service for business aviation.

2006

Gogo wins a major FCC auction: the only broadband frequencies allocated for communication between aircraft and ground-based cellular networks.

2008

Jan
Gogo completes the build of its cellular-based Air-To-Ground (ATG) network.

Aug
Gogo makes its debut on commercial aircraft, officially launching on American Airlines.

Nov
Gogo launches service on its second airline, Virgin America.

2009

May
Gogo launches on AirTran Airways.

Nov
1,000,000 sessions served! Gogo hits its one-millionth use.

2010

Mar
US Airways adds Gogo inflight internet to five of its Airbus A321 aircraft.

May
Alaska Airlines begins its Gogo fleet-wide rollout.

2011

Aug
Gogo Vision officially launches on American Airlines, the first North American airline to offer the service.

2012

Mar
Gogo installs inflight internet on its 1,500th commercial aircraft.

Aug
Gogo receives a subordinate license for Canada’s air-to-ground radio frequency spectrum, allowing Gogo to serve passengers on commercial and business aircraft flying over the country.

Nov
Gogo launches ATG-4, delivering triple the internet speeds of Gogo’s current connectivity solution, ATG, to aircraft.

2013

June
Gogo Inc. hits NASDAQ: Under the ticker symbol “GOGO”, Gogo goes public.

Aug
Gogo launches its first connectivity service supporting Delta Air Lines inflight operations – a part of Gogo<sup>&reg;</sup> Connected Aircraft Services.

Sep
In only five years, Gogo sees its 2,000th aircraft installed with inflight internet.

Dec
Aeromexico partners with Gogo for inflight internet and wireless entertainment.

2014

Jan
Gogo Vision is installed on Japan Airline’s entire domestic fleet.

Mar
Gogo makes its international debut on Delta Air Lines, allowing passengers to stay connected across the globe.

Apr
Gogo announces 2Ku, its next-generation inflight connectivity technology.

Apr
Air Canada commits to bringing inflight internet to its North American fleet via Gogo.

Jul
Gogo inflight internet and entertainment, Gogo Vision, launch on Japan Airlines.

Jul
Gogo launches Delta Studio, a first-of-its-kind wireless inflight entertainment experience with Delta Air Lines.

Aug
Aeromexico becomes the first airline to commit to Gogo’s 2Ku.

Sep
Vietnam Airline partners with Gogo to offer inflight internet.

Sep
Virgin Atlantic commits to 2Ku, becoming Gogo’s first European airline partner to implement the next-generation technology.

2015

Feb
Delta Air Lines commits to install Gogo 2Ku and ATG-4 (next-gen Air-To-Ground technology) on more than 250 aircraft.

Mar
Gogo partners with Spafax to enhance global content for Gogo Vision.

Jun
Brazilian airline GOL commits to provide Gogo 2Ku fleet-wide.

Jun
Gogo relocates its headquarters from Itasca, IL to downtown Chicago, IL.