Delta finalizes partnership with high-speed Wi-Fi provider Viasat

©Delta will bring Viasat technology onboard its aircraft

Delta has finalized a partnership with high-speed Wi-Fi provider Viasat and has taken steps to launch the Delta-developed Wi-Fi access portal – a user interface that enhances how you interact with Wi-Fi.

Adding Viasat’s next-generation satellite technology (Ka- Band) to its fleet of aircraft gives the airline more options to modernize how customers stay connected and enjoy content during travel.

Glenn Latta, Managing Director – In-flight Entertainment & Wi-Fi: “We can’t wait to bring Viasat technology onboard, which is currently planned for this summer. It is no secret that bringing a brand-new Wi-Fi system onboard our aircraft will take time – the process from approvals to testing to implementation often takes several months.

We are starting with our new delivery A321ceo, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft. That is over 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft, with opportunities for additional aircraft in the future. The portal will be rolled out in tandem with new installations of the Viasat system, with the goal of offering the unified and consistent experience across all Viasat Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft.

To meet our long-term goals, we will work closely with multiple Wi-Fi suppliers, including both Gogo and Viasat. Working with multiple partners means we can pair the right technology with the right fleet. We want to ensure customers always have access to Wi-Fi when available.”

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