Aircell have announced they have
deployed the Gogo inflight wifi internet service to its 1000th
aircraft. The milestone was achieved on a Delta Air Lines DC-9.
Gogo In-flight Wi-Fi Internet
services have been deployed to roughly one third of all mainland domestic aircraft.
The full media release from Aircell can be read below:
Gogo In-flight Internet Reaches
Offering Wi-Fi to Millions of Travelers Every Week
In celebration, passengers will
be greeted by Gogo gate team members with complimentary Gogo access
Ill., Aug. 31 Already enabling Internet
access on more flights than any other service in the world, Aircell today
announced it has installed Gogo® Inflight Internet on its 1,000th aircraft.
The Delta Air Lines DC-9 will make its connected flight today from
Detroit. To celebrate the occasion, passengers will be greeted by Gogo brand
ambassadors, and treated to complimentary Gogo Internet access on board.
Today’s 1,000th equipped aircraft caps a busy month for Aircell, in which
it wired numerous Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines
planes. Gogo Inflight Internet is now available on more than 3,800
flights daily, up from just 2,100 at this time last year. Roughly
one-third of all mainline domestic aircraft now offer Gogo’s Inflight Internet
“This is a big milestone for our company and
for consumers who want to stay connected at 30,000 feet,” said
Michael Small, President and CEO of Aircell. “A few years ago
Internet on a commercial flight was unheard of, and today it is commonplace.
I want to thank our team and our airline partners for their dedication,
but more importantly our customers who make our daily growth possible.”
continue to rollout on additional aircraft and airline partners throughout 2010
and beyond to provide consumers with Internet access to their wireless devices
whenever they are in the air. With Gogo, passengers can browse the Web;
access online music, games and podcasts; send and receive e-mail; and connect
to virtual private networks while flying. The easy-to-use service provides
passengers with full Internet access on any Wi-Fi-equipped laptop or personal
electronic device at speeds similar to wireless mobile broadband services on