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.

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American will dedicate some of its new Airbus A321s to operating transcontinental flights linking New York JFK with San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. These aircraft will feature three-class cabins with First and Business Class lie-flat beds.

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Southwest Airlines Co. has confirmed that the company, together with its subsidiary AirTran Airways, Inc., has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Boeing Capital Corp. to lease or sublease all 88 of AirTran’s Boeing 717 jets to Delta.

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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.

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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.

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United Airlines has introduced into international service its first reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER, with the June 11 evening departure of flight UA908 from Chicago to Amsterdam.

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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.

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American Airlines has announced the initial flight schedules and markets for its first group of Boeing 777-300ERs, which will enter the airline’s fleet from December. On December 13, the Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route will be the first to feature American’s Boeing 777-300ER.

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On May 9, in-flight broadband service provider Row 44, Inc. and its African partner, Wireless G, in association with Mango Airlines and Vodacom, launched the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service on Mango. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-800 jets.

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American Airlines has decided to redesign and refresh the interiors of its international widebody aircraft – a move which the carrier says will mean it investing several hundred million dollars per year in enhancements to its passengers’ in-flight experience.

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Boeing Business Jets has unveiled the latest BBJ to enter service, showing the aircraft at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai. The aircraft is the first BBJ to enter service with Honeywell’s new Ovation Select digital-connectivity system.

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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.

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Southwest Airlines hosted a celebration event for media and employees on March 21 at its maintenance hangar at Dallas Love Field to mark the arrival of the carrier’s first Boeing 737-800.

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Qatar Airways has unveiled new Business Class seats and Economy Class seats for its Boeing 787s at the International Travel Bourse in Berlin, as well as a revamped in-flight entertainment system which will feature in the airline’s new aircraft type.

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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.

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has selected Panasonic Avionics to provide in-flight entertainment systems and in-flight connectivity, including broadband Internet and live TV, for the airline’s existing widebody fleet and for all the widebody jets which Etihad has on order.

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The additions include Delta Connect, a new in-flight portal that will be available exclusively to all customers using Wi-Fi on Delta aircraft; wireless movies and television on demand on Boeing 757-300s; and a more user-friendly design for Airbus A330 in-flight entertainment systems, which includes more content choices.

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Panasonic’s broadband Ku connectivity solution eXConnect will be installed on JAL’s fleet of Boeing 777s and introduced on routes between Japan and its gateways in Europe and North America.

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American Airlines is expanding ‘entertainment on demand’, the airline’s inflight streaming video product, to approximately 400 Wi-Fi enabled aircraft by the end of 2012.

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