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Gogo launches Chicago expansion

US in-flight connectivity Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it will move its corporate headquarters and commercial aviation business to 111 N Canal Street in Chicago.

The company said it will move more than 460 employees to 232,000 square feet at the new location, with plans to add more than 50 jobs within the next two years.

Gogo is currently headquartered in Itasca, Ill., and its commercial aviation business is located in Itasca as well. Gogo´s business aviation division is based in Broomfield, Colorado and the company considered options in Colorado, but ultimately chose Chicago to tap into the city´s extensive talent pipeline, because of its access to domestic and foreign partners, and its thriving technology community.

The firm provides in-air connectivity to more than 2,000 commercial aircraft and communication services to more than 6,000 business aircraft. The company provides its services by utilizing its own ground based cellular air to ground network and satellite technology platforms.

Gogo´s in-flight connectivity partners include American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ), Air Canada, AirTran Airways (NYSE: LUV), Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: RJET), Japan Airlines, United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and Virgin America.

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