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United Airlines launches 100th aircraft with satellite Wi-Fi

By on November 13, 2013

United Airlines has launched its 100th aircraft equipped with satellite Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, offering more customers the ability to stay connected inflight. United offers satellite Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas flights, enabling customers throughout the aircraft to connect to the Internet via their personal devices.

United is outfitting approximately 30 aircraft each month with satellite Wi-Fi technology and expects to have nearly 200 aircraft equipped with the service by the end of 2013. The airline currently offers satellite Wi-Fi on 13 Boeing 747 aircraft, which fly international routes to and from San Francisco – the country’s premier trans-Pacific hub – as well as routes to and from Los Angeles.

United also offers satellite Wi-Fi on more than half of its combined fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, which operate in North American markets.

United currently offers live television on 200 aircraft and plans to equip those aircraft with satellite Wi-Fi. The airline expects to introduce the first Boeing 737 aircraft equipped with Ka-band satellite technology into service later this fall.

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