Delta Air Lines
Delta and Wi-Fi company ViaSat, announce plans to launch the Delta-developed Wi-Fi access portal this summer. ViaSat brings next-generation satellite technology giving the airline more options to customers to help them stay connected during travel.
For Delta, the ultimate goal is to create a personalized in-flight experience for their customers. Here are some of the highlights of the new technology the airline plans to roll out:
- At launch, you will have the opportunity to purchase Wi-Fi access and still enjoy free mobile messaging and access your favorite Delta.com services.
- A faster and more consistent connection to your favorite sites, including the ability to stream the entertainment of your choice on your flight. It also lays the groundwork for future enhancements and personalization with the seatback screens that customers will love.
- The seatback screens were added to nearly all of Delta’s mainline fleet. They have expanded their offerings – from new partnerships with Hulu and Disney+, additional podcasts, and health and wellness options – to ensure every customer has an opportunity to unplug.
To learn more about the program and which aircraft will be the first to launch the new technology visit: Q&A: Accelerating the future of in-flight connectivity at Delta.
United has four Wi-Fi providers; Gogo, Panasonic, Thales, and ViaSat, each providing different coverage depending on the aircraft that customers can choose from. Pricing will vary. The airline also announced this spring they are looking to come out of the present pandemic with a fresh outlook by upgrading their planes and offering more onboard entertainment on their older planes. Stay tuned for more information coming soon from United.
The airline should have most of its aircraft upgraded to the Gogo 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi service this year. That includes the newest member of the fleet the 737 MAX. Coverage is available while flying over the Continental U.S., Canada, and parts of Alaska. This service provides 20 times more bandwidth, coverage, and gate-to-gate connectivity.