There’s some good news in store for those who frequently fly on Delta Air Lines. The company will now rely more on 2Ku, which is Gogo’s commonly used technology and infrastructure for in-flight Wi-Fi.
With this technology on planes, the company said Internet speeds will increase and bandwidth will be 20 times greater than Gogo’s ATG system. Video streaming will also be available on the 2Ku system.No more hour glasses!
The technology will be added to 350 of Delta’s planes. This means Delta will soon have over 600 planes with the 2Ku technology.
Per Delta Air Lines,
“Delta customers have expressed an interest in their time in the air being as productive as their time on the ground, and 2Ku satellite offers a vastly upgraded in-flight Wi-Fi experience,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “By committing to more aircraft with 2Ku technology, we’re providing Delta customers with faster and more reliable in-flight connectivity as a part of Delta’s commitment to always delivering the industry’s best on-board services.”
“With 2Ku, Delta will be able to deliver the best inflight experience to its passengers wherever they fly around the world,” said Jon Cobin, Gogo’s Executive Vice President, Global Airline Business Group. “We know how important it is to Delta to bring this technology to passengers and we plan on getting it deployed on these aircraft as soon as possible.”
2Ku installation has already started on Delta’s Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A319 fleets, and additional fleets will be retrofitted with the new system. By the end of 2016, Delta will operate more than 35 aircraft with 2Ku, which offers reduced drag and fuel burn compared to other Wi-Fi systems.
High-speed Wi-Fi shouldn’t be a luxury in the air. Especially, on flights spanning multiple hours.