In-flight Internet

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America announced that it has completed the upgrade of all of its aircraft to Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight Internet service.
Gogo’s new ATG-4 service is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  ATG-4 supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.
Virgin currently has 53 Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet.  The airline performed its final ATG-4 installation this week on an Airbus A319 plane …

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of its merger with US Airways, American Airlines announced a $2 billion investment in aircraft cabins, Admirals Club lounges, and international in-flight Internet, promising, in the words of its CEO Doug Parker, “a product that’s better than our competitors.”
The Fort Worth-based carrier is upgrading the cabins of many of its Boeing 757s and 767-300s with fully lie-flat seats that have direct aisle access, …

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

[Editor’s note: complete details of the announcement are available here:  American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience]
American Airlines, which merged one year ago with US Airways to form the world’s largest airline, will announce a number of significant updates to its existing fleet and facilities on Monday.
The plans include new seats on older aircraft, updated lounges, and the addition in-flight Wi-Fi …

JetBlue Debuts Fly-Fi Hub Content Portal

JetBlue Debuts Fly-Fi Hub Content Portal

JetBlue Airways announced the introduction of its Fly-Fi Hub, an online portal with free content from a number of magazines and newspapers.
Content partners include Time, Fox, HarperCollins, and National Geographic.  The airline is also including courses in a variety of subjects from Courser, a company that provides online classes from over 80 colleges and universities, and Rouxbe, an online cooking school.
The New York-based carrier said it will add children’s content …

Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines announced it is rolling out completely new aircraft interiors and as well as in-flight Internet on its domestic fleet of Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The new interiors are also destined for domestic Boeing 777s and 737-800s.
The newly-configured Boeing 767-300ERs will begin to fly the Tokyo-Osaka route starting December 8, 2014.
JAL currently offers four daily flights between the two cities.
Osaka International Airport, also known as Osaka-Itami, serves the Kansai region …

ANA to Expand In-Flight Wi-Fi

ANA to Expand In-Flight Wi-Fi

All Nippon Airways announced it will extend its in-flight Wi-Fi service to additional international routes, as well as some domestic routes, beginning in April 2015.
The airline will equip 30 more planes from its international fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi, including its Boeing 787-8, 787-9, and 777-300ER aircraft. On April 15, approximately 30 planes will be equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi, and that number will eventually increase to 60.
ANA will also introduce in-flight Wi-Fi …

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic said it plans to offer passengers in-flight Internet service under an agreement announced Wednesday with in-flight Internet provider Gogo.  Virgin Atlantic will be the first European carrier to offer the Gogo service.
The airline will also be the second carrier to offer Wi-Fi on the highly competitive New York-London route.  American Airlines is currently the only airline offering in-flight Internet access on the route.
Virgin Atlantic will install Gogo’s 2Ku …