July 15, 2012- Delta Air has announced it plans to offer Wi-Fi in-flight services in all of its international aircraft starting sometime in the beginning of 2013. Over 150 of the international fleet of 747, 757, 767, 777 and A330 Airbus’ will get the new internet service that will be satellite based.
Delta already boasts the world’s largest fleet of planes that are equipped with internet service. All of its 550 domestic aircraft as well as over 200 regional Delta Connection jets have Wi-Fi that Gogo in-fight provides.
Complete installation of the Wi-Fi service will be completed sometime in 2015. Pricing for the new international service has not been released. Rates for domestic Wi-Fi vary depending in what market the flight is in and the duration of the flight. Twenty-four hour passes are also available for just $12 and monthly passes cost just $34.95. An annual rate is also available for $399.95, according to the airline’s website.
Delta officials said their technological advancements have been instrumental in their improvement of the travel experience of their customers. United Airlines has also said it has plans to have its entire fleet carry Wi-Fi with a date of completion for sometime during 2015. There are a number of international airlines, such as Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa that already have Wi-Fi on transoceanic flights.