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Delta Air Lines revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January that in the near future fast, free Wi-Fi would be available across its fleet. Everyday, more than 115,000 SkyMiles® members connect to Wi-Fi while in flight. Now, Delta has announced an additional partnership that will bring free Wi-Fi to its regional jets in 2024.
Delta installed Viasat Wi-Fi on over 600 of its narrow-body aircraft and has been working to achieve the same on its wide-body and regional jets. Viasat will eventually be installed across Delta’s largest planes and a new partnership with Hughes will bring streaming-capable connectivity to these aircraft beginning in mid-2024.
Passengers have logged more than 32 million streaming-quality sessions over the past year while flying with Delta. When connecting to Wi-Fi using their SkyMiles® accounts, customers also access Delta Sync, which is an exclusive portal that offers special deals like free 24-hour streaming passes to Paramount+ and additional benefits that are curated for different customers and create new ways to enjoy the time spent flying.
Soon, those traveling short-haul routes on Delta’s Boeing 717, Embraer E170, Embraer E175, Canadair CRJ-700, and Canadair 900 aircraft will have access to free Wi-Fi and Delta Sync from satellite connectivity provider Hughes. New Wi-Fi equipment will be added to more than 400 aircraft starting in mid-2024. These aircraft will also receive the new Delta Sync Wi-Fi login experience as new systems are installed. This will provide a familiar and consistent experience while traveling with Delta.
Anthony’s Take: I’m excited for Delta to have a consistent and free Wi-Fi experience across its entire fleet. I already find its Wi-Fi to be more consistently reliable than other carriers and not having to pay for it on the rest of the fleet is a big perk.
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