In-flight Internet

Delta to Launch Free Gogo Wi-Fi for Messaging

Delta to Launch Free Gogo Wi-Fi for Messaging

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin to offer unlimited complimentary access to Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi for mobile messaging starting on October 1.
Supported messaging services will include iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.  The system does not support SMS or Short Text Messaging, however
Passengers will be able to use any of the messaging services on all of Delta’s Gogo-enabled flights.
The free messaging service will only support text,messages and will not …

JetBlue Completes Installation of High-Speed Wi-Fi on All Aircraft

JetBlue Completes Installation of High-Speed Wi-Fi on All Aircraft

JetBlue Airways announced that it is now able to offer complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of 227 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s, following the installation of its Fly-Fi system on all remaining aircraft not so equipped.
The airline said this makes it the only airline with free, high-speed Wi-Fi at every seat on every plane as well as the first airline to offer gate-to-gate access on every plane.
All …

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Completes Wi-Fi Deployment on International Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that all of its long-haul international aircraft now have Wi-Fi installed.
The Wi-Fi service is provided by Gogo’s 2Ku-Ban satellite technology. The system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive data between the plane and an orbiting satellite.
Delta’s Wi-Fi-equipped international fleet includes Boeing 747s, …

GOL to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

GOL to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

GOL Lineas Aereas announced that it launched its first aircraft with in-flight Internet service.
The Boeing 737-800 is equipped with Gogo’s 2Ku technology, and will be deployed on the airline’s domestic and international routes.
GOL said that its second Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft will be put into service on October 6. The carrier also stated that its entire fleet will be equipped with the service by October of 2018.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of …

Air France-KLM to Install Gogo Wi-Fi on Long-Haul Fleet

Air France-KLM to Install Gogo Wi-Fi on Long-Haul Fleet

Gogo announced that it partnered with Air France-KLM and will provide the airline with wireless Internet service.
The airline will install the in-flight Wi-Fi provider’s 2Ku technology on its entire 124 aircraft long-haul fleet.
Air France-KLM’s first Gogo-equipped aircraft is scheduled to be placed in service by the end of next year. A majority of the rest of the installations will take place between 2018 and 2019.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of …

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced it will extend its offer of complementary 15-minute in-flight Internet access on domestic routes through March 31, 2017.
Passengers can access the service by connecting to in-flight Wi-Fi on their laptops and phones, and clicking on the “free 15-minute pass” button that should appear.
In-flight Internet is currently available on 69 domestic JAL aircraft. The carrier expects to have all 77 of its domestic planes equipped with the service …

IPass Users to Get Free Access to In-Flight Wi-Fi on United

IPass Users to Get Free Access to In-Flight Wi-Fi on United

IPass, a mobile connectivity provider, announced an agreement with United Airlines that will provide passengers with access to Wi-Fi on flights at no additional charge.
When the service rolls out in the fourth quarter of this year, United Airlines passengers who are iPass subscribers will be able to sign onto in-flight Wi-Fi using the iPass SmartConnectapp, which also provides connectivity in most airport terminals and many other public spaces.
“In an increasingly …