Posted on: 29 November 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Delta Air Lines is to add onboard Wi-Fi to 223 regional jets operated by Delta Connection carriers, expanding by 40% the number of Delta aircraft featuring Gogo Inflight Internet service and making Delta the first US domestic carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and regional aircraft fleets with two classes of service.
Delta completed installing Wi-Fi on all its mainline domestic aircraft in early November. "Adding Wi-Fi capabilities to our two-class regional jets marks another milestone in our efforts to invest more than $2 billion to enhance our airport facilities, aircraft fleet and onboard services for customers through 2013," explained Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice-president – marketing.
Installations of Wi-Fi on Delta Connection jets will begin in January and will be completed by the end of 2011. Once complete, customers flying on all Delta domestic flights with a First Class cabin will enjoy Wi-Fi access, including service on every Delta Shuttle flight between New York LaGuardia and Boston, Chicago-O’Hare and Washington, DC.
Delta Connection aircraft featuring First Class cabins include Embraer 175, Bombardier CRJ700 and Bombardier CRJ900 models operated by Delta Connection. The aircraft feature between nine and 12 seats in First Class and between 56 and 64 seats in Economy.