Delta Airlines took the plunge as the first U.S. airline to offer inflight WiFi access on a substantial number of aircraft. The company said it will soon WiFi enable some 330 domestic aircraft, offering Aircell's Gogo service for $9.95 on flights of three hours or less and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours.
Delta will equip more than 200 of its Boeing 737, 757, 767-300 aircraft by mid-2009. By the summer of 2009, it will have more than 330 aircraft equipped with the service. The Gogo service will let Delta customers with WiFi-enabled laptops, smartphones and PDAs access the Internet, corporate VPNs and email.
American Airlines plans to trial Aircell's service, while Virgin America as a limited deployment of the service on its planes.
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