American Airlines to Add Internet Access to Regional Jets
As a part of its $2 billion investment to give customers a better travel experience, American Airlines will upgrade its regional fleet by adding Gogo inflight wireless services to all two-class regional jets.
Nearly 250 of American’s regional aircraft will have inflight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.
“Adding inflight Wi-Fi to our two-class regional jets will give our customers what they want – comfort, connectivity and a world-class travel experience,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer.
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American currently has nearly 850 aircraft with Gogo services and leverages Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) service and its next generation ATG-4 technology. Approximately 70 of these 850 aircraft are two-class regional jets.
“As the first airline to offer our inflight Wi-Fi, American knows customers value being able to remain connected and entertained while flying,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO.
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways.