Delta to Utilize Satellite-based 2Ku Technology for Internet Access without Disruption

By CIOReview | Monday, March 9, 2015

ATLANTA, GE: Everyone wants to remain connected with no disruptions even while flying. Delta Air Lines understands this requirement for high connectivity and upgrades its in-flight Wi-Fi service with enhanced broadband speeds and expanded coverage area for customers travelling between United States and Latin America.

Gogo, an in-flight internet service provider, continues their partnership with Delta by updating its air-to-ground technology to satellite-based technology for long-haul domestic aircraft. The Satellite-based 2Ku upgrade will be installed in more than 250 Delta aircrafts including Boeing 757-300, 757-200, 737-900-ER and 737-800 as well as Airbus A319 and A321 for Wi-Fi access while flying over water or outside of air-ground service areas.

For short-haul domestic aircraft, Delta will support Gogo develop new technology with its upgraded next-gen air-to-ground service. Once system is installed Delta’s Boeing 717-200, MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft is likely to give enhanced broadband speed.

Delta has also introduced Delta Studio to enable free access and paid streaming entertainment options on its Wi-Fi-equipped flights with portable electronic device. This Studio features a new customer portal with improved navigation to access complementary entertainment options with premium content for First Class and Economy Comfort customers and general content for Economy Class passengers.