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.
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.
Gogo begins providing phone service for business aviation.
Gogo wins a major FCC auction: the only broadband frequencies allocated for communication between aircraft and ground-based cellular networks.
Gogo completes the build of its cellular-based Air-To-Ground (ATG) network.
Gogo makes its debut on commercial aircraft, officially launching on American Airlines.
Gogo launches service on its second airline, Virgin America.
Gogo launches on AirTran Airways.
1,000,000 sessions served! Gogo hits its one-millionth use.
US Airways adds Gogo inflight internet to five of its Airbus A321 aircraft.
Alaska Airlines begins its Gogo fleet-wide rollout.
Gogo Vision officially launches on American Airlines, the first North American airline to offer the service.
Gogo installs inflight internet on its 1,500th commercial aircraft.
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.
Gogo launches ATG-4, delivering triple the internet speeds of Gogo’s current connectivity solution, ATG, to aircraft.
Gogo Inc. hits NASDAQ: Under the ticker symbol “GOGO”, Gogo goes public.
Gogo launches its first connectivity service supporting Delta Air Lines inflight operations – a part of Gogo<sup>®</sup> Connected Aircraft Services.
In only five years, Gogo sees its 2,000th aircraft installed with inflight internet.
Aeromexico partners with Gogo for inflight internet and wireless entertainment.
Gogo Vision is installed on Japan Airline’s entire domestic fleet.
Gogo makes its international debut on Delta Air Lines, allowing passengers to stay connected across the globe.
Gogo announces 2Ku, its next-generation inflight connectivity technology.
Air Canada commits to bringing inflight internet to its North American fleet via Gogo.
Gogo inflight internet and entertainment, Gogo Vision, launch on Japan Airlines.
Gogo launches Delta Studio, a first-of-its-kind wireless inflight entertainment experience with Delta Air Lines.
Aeromexico becomes the first airline to commit to Gogo’s 2Ku.
Virgin Atlantic commits to 2Ku, becoming Gogo’s first European airline partner to implement the next-generation technology.
Delta Air Lines commits to install Gogo 2Ku and ATG-4 (next-gen Air-To-Ground technology) on more than 250 aircraft.
Gogo partners with Spafax to enhance global content for Gogo Vision.
Brazilian airline GOL commits to provide Gogo 2Ku fleet-wide.
Gogo relocates its headquarters from Itasca, IL to downtown Chicago, IL.