United Brings Gogo Wi-Fi to Regional Flights

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 6, 2015
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[Avionics Today 01-06-2014] United Airlines has expanded Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi offering to the first of its United Express regional aircraft. The airline will outfit more than 200 E175, E170 and CRJ700 regional jets with the Air-to-Ground (ATG) product. By mid-2015, United expects to complete installation on nearly all mentioned aircraft.

Passenger using United Wi-Fi personal device entertainment
Passenger using United Wi-Fi personal device entertainment. Photo: United

Additionally, the company will begin providing personal device entertainment on regional jets this year, offering customers movies and television shows to view on Wi-Fi-enabled iOS and Android devices using United’s mobile app, as well as on laptop computers.

“Expanding in-flight connectivity and personal device programming aligns the customer experience on our regional jets with our mainline aircraft and will enable many more of our customers to enjoy Internet access and streaming entertainment on their personal devices when traveling with us,” said Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty, and president of MileagePlus.

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