Delta Air Lines has confirmed that it will begin
offering inflight internet service on its long-haul international
fleet of more than 150 aircraft, which includes Boeing 777, 767,
747, Airbus 330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft in early
The expanded Wi-Fi service will use satellites to provide
coverage internationally and will complement the existing
air-to-ground service already provided by Gogo for aircraft flying
within the domestic U.S..
Delta already operates one of the world's largest
Wi-Fi-equipped fleets of aircraft with more than 3,000 flights
daily, including its entire fleet of 550 domestic mainline
More than 800 Delta aircraft, including all Delta
Connection two-class regional jets, are equipped with inflight
Wi-Fi service offering more than 400,000 customers per day access
above 10,000 feet.
The international service will use
high-bandwidth Ku-band capacity satellites to provide global
coverage. When complete in 2015, Delta will operate approximately
1,000 Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft in its worldwide fleet.
"Delta's advancements in technology have been a key component to
our improvements in the customer travel experience and have been
cited by J.D. Power and Associates and PCWorld magazine as
important aspects of travel," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice
president – Marketing. "With our expansion of international Wi-Fi
options across our fleet, Delta customers will be able to stay
connected throughout their journey."
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