Delta has world’s largest Wi-Fi fleet

Delta Airlines will be expanding the size of its Wi-Fi-enabled fleet to cover 150 of its long-haul international aircraft.

From 2013, the service will be going live on Delta’s Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus 330 and trans-oceanic Boeing 757 aircraft and when complete in 2015, over 1,000 Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft will be in operation.

Satellites using high-bandwidth Ku-band capacity will be used to provide global coverage.

With 550 domestic aircraft already on board, this latest expansion will cement Delta’s position as operator of the world’s largest Wi-Fi-equipped fleet of aeroplanes.

“Delta’s advancements in technology have been a key component to our improvements in the customer travel experience,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice-president of marketing.

“With our expansion of international Wi-Fi options across our fleet, Delta customers will be able to stay connected throughout their journey.”

Delta, which flies to the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia, recently ranked inside the top ten of the Air Transport Rating Agency’s list of the world’s safest airlines.

Written by Erin Marshall

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