United Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi on Regional Fleet

By Jesse Sokolow on 6 January 2015
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United Express plane in New York

United Express plane in New York

United Airlines announced that it added in-flight Wi-Fi service to the first of its United Express regional planes, an Embraer E175.  The carrier plans to outfit over 200 E175s, E170s, and CRJ700s with Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight service.

ATG-4 is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  The service supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.

In addition, the airline said that it plans to expand its personal device entertainment offering to its regional jets this year.  The service allows passengers to view complimentary movies and TV shows on their personal Wi-Fi-enabled electronic devices using the airline’s mobile app.

Unite currently offers in-flight Wi-Fi on approximately 75% of its domestic mainline fleet.

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