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Nearly 250 of the regional jets operated on the American Eagle network ‒ into which the US Airways Express regional network will be absorbed as the US Airways name gradually disappears ‒ will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016. Read more
United Airlines is planning to offer Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-based personal-device entertainment on more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets and expects its first Wi-Fi-enabled regional jet flights to operate later this year. Read more
Fraport AG, the company which operates Frankfurt Airport, is expanding its free Wi-Fi access for passengers and visitors at Germany's largest airport from 60 minutes each day to free access round the clock, seven days a week. Read more
From March 1, passengers will be able to purchase wireless internet access on some of All Nippon Airways' international flights. Read more
Southwest Airlines says it has become the first airline to offer its passengers gate-to-gate Wi-Fi services. From November 20, all Southwest Airlines passengers may use small portable electronic devices in "airplane mode" from gate to gate. Read more
Delta Air Lines is adding new, on-demand entertainment options to its fleet of more than 950 two-class Delta and Delta Connection aircraft. The Delta Connect Wi-Fi portal will allow customers to stream television and movie options directly to their laptops or tablets while in flight. Read more
In conjunction with service provider Row 44, Southwest Airlines is adding to its wireless in-flight entertainment options with a preview of live television on five of the carrier's aircraft, with plans to expand the service to 20 aircraft by mid-July. Read more
The expanded Wi-Fi service will use satellites to provide coverage internationally and will complement the existing air-to-ground service already provided by Gogo for Delta aircraft flying within the domestic U.S. Read more
Icelandair is having Row 44 Inc., which provides inflight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment content for airlines, equip its fleet with high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, starting this year. Read more
With the expansion of in-flight Internet across its Airbus A320-family and Embraer 190 fleets, US Airways will have 90 per cent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access. The service will also be expanded to US Airways Express Embraer 170 and 175 jets operated by Republic Airlines. Read more
American Airlines will install fully lie-flat First Class and Business Class seats in its new fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, as well as premium-economy seating and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally. Read more
According to a recent study conducted by U.S. in-flight connectivity company Gogo, one in five users of the service say they have switched from their preferred airline to be on a flight equipped with in-flight internet. Read more
The first Delta Connection regional jet equipped with Wi-Fi departed on September 7 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with scheduled stops in Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and White Plains, New York throughout the day. Read more
Continental Airlines plans to offer the service on more than 200 U.S. domestic Boeing 737s and 757s equipped with DirecTV, providing onboard connectivity and more than 95 channels of live television programming to customers flying within the continental United States. Read more
According to Delta, it will be the first U.S. domestic carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and regional aircraft fleets with two classes of service. Read more
EgyptAir's first A330-300 is also its first aircraft to feature on-board communications technology, enabling passengers to benefit from in-flight mobile phone services and Wi-Fi internet access. Read more
Business travelers rank adjusting travel plans, making dinner reservations and checking into hotels as three of the top four mobile applications, according to a late-March 2010 survey from Omni Hotels & Resorts. Read more
Virgin America has launched a partnership with Google to offer free in-flight WiFi to all of its passengers during the 2009 festive season. Read more
U.S. airline passengers value in-flight Wi-Fi access more than meal service, free movies and other perks, according to a poll conducted by Wakefield Research for the Wi-Fi Alliance. Read more