Gogo Business Aviation's Avance systems topped use on one million flights on Monday, the connectivity provider announced. That comes after Gogo launched the broadband internet connectivity platform in August 2017. At the end of 2021, 2,504 business aircraft were flying with the Avance L5 or L3 system, according to the Broomfield, Colorado-based company.
Gogo president Sergio Aguirre said demand for connectivity is at an all-time high. Users are doing data-heavy activities such as using Zoom, FaceTime, and Microsoft Office 365. In the fourth quarter, Gogo saw a 38 percent increase across all systems in megabytes consumed per flight. The company also saw a 29 percent increase in daily flights compared with the same period in 2019.
Avance L5 also serves as the upgrade path to Gogo 5G, which will deliver about 25 megabytes per second (Mbps) on average with peak speeds between 75 and 80 Mbps. Gogo said it remains on track to launch its 5G service in the second half of this year.