Delta Launches Regional In-Flight Internet Service

Delta now offers in-flight Wi-Fi on regional jets By: Janeen Christoff
Delta Launches Regional In-Flight Internet Service // © 2011 Delta Air Lines
Delta Launches Regional In-Flight Internet Service // © 2011 Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has launched in-flight Internet service onboard its regional aircraft. The service is now available onboard a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Delta had previously announced its plan to expand the number of Delta aircraft — which currently includes its entire domestic fleet of more than 550 aircraft — with onboard Wi-Fi access to an additional 250 regional jet aircraft operated by Delta Connection carriers. Delta plans to be the first carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and two-class regional fleet, a total of more than 800 aircraft.

“With the addition of Gogo in-flight Internet service on Delta Connection two-class regional aircraft, more than 81,000 additional customers daily will be able to stay connected just like they do onboard Delta’s mainline fleet,” said Bob Kupbens, Delta’s vice president of e-commerce.

Installations of Wi-Fi on Delta Connection jets will be complete by early next year. Once complete, all customers flying on Delta domestic flights with a first- class cabin will enjoy Wi-Fi access, including service on every Delta Shuttle flight between New York-LaGuardia and Boston, Chicago-O’Hare and Washington, D.C. www.delta.com

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