Delta to majorly expand Wi-Fi capabilities
Posted on Thursday 02 December 2010
Passengers flying with Delta Airlines during their trip to America will be able to enjoy some added convenience during their travels thanks to a new amenity, to be installed in more than 200 aircraft.
The carrier recently announced that it will implement its onboard broadband access, Gogo Inflight Internet, to its 223 United States jets that are operated by Delta Connection airlines. This will increase its Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft by 40 percent.
"[The new service] marks another milestone in our efforts to invest more than $2 billion to enhance our airport facilities, aircraft fleet and onboard services for customers through 2013," said Delta senior vice president of marketing Tim Mapes. "We continue to make significant progress in aligning the products and services offered by our regional airline partners so that Delta customers have an experience consistent with that available aboard Delta's mainline fleet."
Installation of the Internet service will begin next month and is expected to last throughout the year. All U.S. first class Delta flights will be enabled with Wi-Fi by next December.
More than 770 aircraft in Delta's American fleet feature this amenity, which is particularly convenient for business travelers who may need to get some work done while on board.
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