PEOPLE Hits the Skies with Gogo In-Flight Internet
First Celebrity News Provider Now Live on Delta Air Lines
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PEOPLE, the leading celebrity news brand, and Gogo, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity, today announce that PEOPLE.com content will be available on Gogo's new in-air multimedia platform, which is currently live aboard Delta Air Lines.
"Gogo has presented passengers with several new entertainment options through the launch of our new in-air multimedia platform in September. The new platform represents the convergence of in-flight connectivity and in-flight entertainment"
Through its partnership with Gogo, PEOPLE.com content is expected to be rolled out on all Gogo enabled aircraft across 8 different airlines, which includes American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America, Alaska Air and AirTran. Gogo is available today on nearly 1,200 planes that account for more than 4,000 commercial flights and carry approximately 500,000 passengers each day.
As the first ever celebrity content provider on Gogo®, PEOPLE.com will offer airline passengers the latest celebrity news on their laptops and tablets in-flight. Passengers will have access to a limited number of PEOPLE.com articles for free before signing up for the paid Gogo Wi-Fi service. Gogo users then have the ability to browse up-to-the-minute news, photos and more directly on PEOPLE.com.
"PEOPLE.com is the perfect escape for airline travelers," says Karen Kovacs, Publisher, PEOPLE. "PEOPLE is already the number one magazine in airports. With this partnership, consumers have yet another way of staying connected with the latest celebrity news in flight. "
"Gogo has presented passengers with several new entertainment options through the launch of our new in-air multimedia platform in September. The new platform represents the convergence of in-flight connectivity and in-flight entertainment," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief marketing officer. "By partnering with PEOPLE.com, a leader in celebrity news, we are offering passengers another exciting entertainment option at 30,000 feet."
PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974; today it's the world's most successful and popular magazine. Each week the PEOPLE brand brings more than 45 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life "Heroes Among Us" remain an essential component of PEOPLE's editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.PEOPLE.com.
By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using Gogo's exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights, on all domestic mainline Delta flights and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 350+ employees in Itasca, IL and Broomfield, CO are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.
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