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Delta Is First U.S. Airline to Offer Wi-Fi Access

Posted: Aug. 7th, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Luxury Amenities: Delta is going to offer broadband Wi-Fi access on its entire domestic fleet beginning in 2009. The service will be made available to more than 330 Delta aircraft. It is the most expansive in-flight broadband offering of any U.S. carrier to date. The service will be offered to all passengers flying in first class or economy.

Delta has aligned with Aircell to install its Gogo mobile broadband network that will enable Delta patrons with Wi-Fi enabled devices to access the Internet, corporate VPNs, corporate and personal e-mail accounts, as well as SMS texting and instant messaging services.

"Our customers asked for in-flight connectivity, and we're responding by rolling out the most extensive Wi-Fi network in the sky. Beginning this fall, our passengers will have the ability to stay connected when they travel with us throughout the continental U.S.," said Delta's CEO Richard Anderson.

The cost of flying high with Gogo's Wi-Fi broadband service will be $9.95 on flights up to three hours long and $12.95 for longer flights.

"The game has changed and Delta will be among the first to provide an enhanced customer experience with broadband Wi-Fi access on more than 1,000 daily flights within the U.S.," said Jack Blumenstein, CEO and president of Aircell.

Gogo will be offered first on Delta's fleet of MD88/90 aircraft and then expanded to entire fleet. Delta anticipates its entire fleet to be cyber-ready by summertime 2009.

Read about Delta's private jet-chartering service, Delta AirElite, in the LifeStyle section of JustLuxe.com.

For LxM James Rothaar

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