2 MARCH 2015


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Article from BTNews 2 MARCH 2015

Delta and wi-fi

Delta Air Lines is to upgrade its in-flight wi-fi service to offer faster speeds and expanded coverage enabling international passengers better connectivity when travelling to the US.

By mid-2016, its entire international fleet, including all of its Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus A330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft operating on long haul routes will offer wi-fi.  The addition of in-flight internet on nearly 150 aircraft will expand the number of Delta’s aircraft equipped with wi-fi to approximately 1,000 to offer customers the most global wi-fi access of any carrier. 

In addition to the international offering, Delta will support industry suppliers Gogo’s efforts to develop next generation air-to-ground service for its short-haul aircraft, which will feature faster connection at broadband speeds.
More than 250 of Delta’s aircraft on long-haul domestic, Latin American and Caribbean routes will have access to wi-fi when they fly over water or outside existing air-to-ground service areas with the upgrades to the 2Ku the satellite-based system.

Delta claims to operate the world’s largest wi-fi-equipped fleet, with more than 3,500 Internet connected flights daily, including its entire fleet of 620 domestic mainline aircraft.  More than 940 Delta aircraft, including all Delta Connection two-class regional jets and more than 35% of its international fleet are equipped.  www.delta.com

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