Posted on: 25 March 2014 by Mark Howells
Delta Air Lines (Delta) is to introduce an in-flight Wi-Fi service on Boeing 747-400 aircraft serving routes between Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
The service has been launched on flights 283 and 295 equipped with Ku-band satellite connectivity powered by in-flight Wi-Fi specialist, Gogo.
Delta has 3 of 16 747-400 aircraft complete which also operate between Detroit and Seoul-Incheon; Detroit and Nagoya, Japan; Detroit and Tokyo-Narita; New York-JFK and Tel Aviv as well as New York-JFK and Tokyo-Narita. Delta plans to have all the airline's 747-400 aircraft equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi by mid-2014.
Passengers can access the internet with introductory pricing options that begin with one hour passes for laptop users at $14.00 and $8.00 for mobile users or a flight pass option, which will keep passengers connected throughout their flight, starting at $24.95 for laptop users and $14.95 for mobile users.
Delta aims to complete the installation of the Wi-Fi service on its entire international fleet by the end of 2015 including its Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus A330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft operating on international, long-haul routes. Delta and Gogo are in the final testing phase for Wi-Fi on the Airbus A330 fleet.