Delta and Gogo to Offer Faster Wi-Fi on More Planes
Delta Air Lines passengers will soon be able to experience faster Internet connectivity while in the air. The Atlanta-based airline announced a new deal with in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo to offer travelers more than 20 times more bandwidth than the current system.
The two companies said that the airline will install Gogo’s faster Wi-Fi service, 2Ku, on an additional 350 aircraft. The original plan was for Delta to deploy 2Ku on only 250 planes. The additional order means that close some 60% of Delta’s fleet of 1,000 aircraft will have the improved service.
“With 2Ku, Delta will be able to deliver the best inflight experience to its passengers wherever they fly around the world,” said Jon Cobin, wh heads up Gogo’s airline business unit.
The airline has already installed Ku-band satellite Wi-Fi on almost its entire wide-body fleet of Boeing 747, 767, 777, and Airbus A330 aircraft as well as its narrow-body Boeing 757 aircraft used for long-haul flights. Delta also said it plans to install Gogo’s 2Ku service on its new Airbus A330-900Neo and A350-900 planes when they enter the airline’s fleet later in the decade.
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