Delta passengers will soon have free Wi-Fi on board.
According to the airline, travelers will see free wireless internet available on more than 500 Delta Air Lines planes on Feb. 1, flying the airline’s “most popular routes.” . The new service is offered in partnership with T-Mobile.
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According to the company, the number of Delta aircraft offering free Wi-Fi will reach more than 700 by the end of the year. The airline plans to have it available on all aircraft by the end of 2024.
CEO Ed Bastian first announced the news at CES 2023 on Thursday.
“Whether at work, at home, or anywhere in between, connectivity is essential to everyday life, and Delta travel is no exception,” he said. Our goal was to provide a similar feel at 30,000 feet to what is available.”
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To connect to free Wi-Fi, passengers traveling on planes equipped with it must log in with their SkyMiles number and password. According to Delta, planes with free Wi-Fi will have a “new sticker near the boarding gate.”
Customers will be able to connect simultaneously on multiple devices, according to the airline.
Delta is partnering with Viasat Inc. to enhance connectivity beginning in early 2021. When the airline announced its partnership with Viasat, it said the relationship “lays the groundwork for a complete, fast and free in-flight Internet experience and future enhancements and personalization of customers’ seatback screens.” rice field.
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The airline was reportedly testing to offer free Wi-Fi years earlier.
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Reports that Delta Air Lines will begin offering free Wi-Fi in 2023 surfaced last month when The Wall Street Journal quoted a person familiar with the matter.
Daniella Genovese contributed to this report.