In-flight Internet

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 …

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile USA announced that it will offer all customers a free hour of Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi in addition to unlimited texting including iMessage, WhatsApp, and Viber, as well as picture messaging during a flight.
In order to use the free hour, a customer must have a valid E911 address on file and must make one Wi-Fi call before boarding. However, customers who do not have Wi-Fi calling can still access the …

American Airlines Selects High-Speed ViaSat Wi-Fi for New Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets

American Airlines Selects High-Speed ViaSat Wi-Fi for New Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets

American Airlines announced it will add a third in-flight Internet supplier, ViaSat, when its new fleet of 100 Boeing 737 Max jets begins to go into service in 2017.
The 737s will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by most airlines. The Ka-band service allows higher bandwidth communication, although it is more susceptible to a loss of signal strength in rainy conditions.
The …