American Expands In-Flight Internet Service

    March 31, 2009

American Airlines announced today that it is expanding its Gogo in-flight Internet service to more than 300 domestic aircraft over the next two years.

American first launched the in-flight Internet service last August on 15 Boeing 767-200 aircraft on nonstop flights between New York JFK and San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami.

American says it will install the Aircell system on its MD-80 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleets, beginning with 150 MD-80 aircraft this year.

Daniel P. Garton
Daniel P. Garton

"Our trial over the past six months offered customers the choice to remain connected to work, home or elsewhere when flying on American Airlines," said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President-Marketing

"And it also gave us the ability to study customers’ willingness to take advantage of high-speed, onboard connectivity and to gauge how the service performed technically in a variety of settings over an extended period of time. We are pleased that the results were positive and that we have decided to move forward."

Aircell charges between $7.95 and 12.95 to use the service depending on the length of the flight.

Other airlines that offer in-flight Internet with Aircell include Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Virgin America.