Delta Airlines this morning announced that the carrier will be the only U.S. airline to offer Wi-Fi on its entire domestic fleet. Delta will be deploying the Aircell Gogo service, which costs users $9.95 on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours.
Gogo will be offered initially on Delta’s fleet of 133 MD88/90 aircraft and will rapidly expand to the remaining domestic fleet of more than 200 Boeing 737, 757 and 767-300 aircraft throughout the first half of 2009. The airline expects to have more than 330 aircraft complete by summer 2009.
Expect a tremendous response to this service now that WiFi has gone mainstream. The price points are right for business travelers – most of whom will gladly fork over the money to regain a few hours or more of productive work time.