Chicago (IL) – United Airlines announced yesterday that it will begin offering inflight Internet service for select transcontinental flights between New York and California beginning in the second half of 2009. The service will be available for all seating classes.
Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet service will effectively turn United Airlines aircraft into “flying Wi-Fi hotspots,” enabling web surfing, email checking, instant message services and more. The cost will be a flat fee of $12.95.
According to Dennis Cary, senior VP and Chief Customer Officer, “We are investing in products and services that are most important to our customers, and having Wi-Fi access on board is something that they have told us is key to making their flights more productive and enjoyable.”
Gogo will initially be available on 13 Boeing 757 aircraft which specifically fly between John F. Kennedy International Airport and two of California’s largest airports, Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.