8 JUNE 2009


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Article from BTNews 8 JUNE 2009

Wireless adds another

VIRGIN AMERICA claims to be the first US airline to go totally wireless.  The California-based carrier, which made its first scheduled flight on 8 August 2007, is charging exactly the same as American Airlines and Delta who are also fitting the kit on their much larger fleets.  Cost is USD12.95 for daytime flights of over three hours, USD9.95 for daytime flights of less than three hours, USD5.95 on red-eye flights and USD7.95 for handheld devices.  The airline has a current fleet of 28 Airbus A320 series with a further ten on order.  Its two main hubs are Los Angeles and San Francisco and also JFK New York for transcontinental services. See last week's story on wi-fi in the US. www.virginamerica.com

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