US Airways Expands Gogo In-Flight Internet to 90% of Domestic Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 July 2013
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A US Airways jet in Seattle

A US Airways jet in Seattle

US Airways announced that it installed Gogo Wi-Fi in-flight Internet on its fleet of 270 Airbus A319, A320, A321, and Embraer 190 aircraft, as well as on 58 Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft operated by Republic Airlines as US Airways Express flights.  With the installations complete, US Airways now offers in-flight wireless access on 90% of its domestic flights.

The airline’s Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft are equipped with Gogo’s new and faster ATG-4 technology.  Previously, the A321 planes that had Gogo had the older ATG-3 technology in place.  The ATG-4 technology enhances Wi-Fi capacity to the aircraft and increases the data rate when compared to the previous ATG (air-to-ground) technology.

In January of last year, US Airways announced the installation of first class seating on 110 US Airways Express regional jets.  During the second quarter of last year, the airline also completed installation of the Envoy suite in Envoy (its international business class) on all wide-body Airbus aircraft.

Earlier this year, US Airways announced plans to merge with American Airlines. The merger is expected to close later this year. American was the first airline to deploy Gogo in-flight Internet access in its aircraft.

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