Delta Air Lines is to add onboard WiFi to 223
regional jet aircraft operated by Delta Connection carriers,
expanding by 40% the number of Delta aircraft featuring Gogo
Inflight Internet service.
Delta completed installing WiFi on all
mainline domestic aircraft earlier this month.
"Adding WiFi capabilities to our two-class
regional jets 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 Tim
Mapes, Delta's Senior Vice President – Marketing. "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
Installations of WiFi on Delta Connection jets
will begin in January and should be completed by the end of 2011.
Once complete, customers flying on all Delta domestic flights with
a First Class cabin will enjoy WiFi access, including service on
every Delta Shuttle flight between New York-LaGuardia and Boston,
Chicago-O'Hare and Washington, D.C.
Delta began installing WiFi on domestic mainline
aircraft in 2008. With 549
mainline aircraft and the addition of 223 regional jets to the WiFi program, more than 80% of Delta's domestic fleet – or 772
aircraft – will feature Gogo Inflight Internet access.
Delta Connection aircraft featuring First Class
cabins include Embraer 175, Bombardier CRJ700 and Bombardier
CRJ900 models operated by Delta Connection. The aircraft feature
between 9 and 12 seats in First Class and between 56 and 64
seats in Economy.
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