US Airways has just finalized a deal with the in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo. Under the new agreement US Airways will be bringing Gogo to 90% of its domestic fleet. Starting this summer Wi-Fi will be installed in the airline’s Embraer 190 and Airbus A319 planes. All US Airways Express Embraer 170 and 175 planes will also be getting in-flight Wi-Fi. Gogo will be providing the service with their newest air-to-ground technology called ATG-4. Gogo promises that this newest incarnation of their technology will “significantly increase the data rate” experienced by customers during their flight.
Wi-Fi equipped flights will also offer Gogo’s Vision streaming service. A variety of TV shows, movies, and video games will be available in flight at prices ranging from $0.99 to $5.99. Customers can even continue watching their content up to 72 hours after landing.
So far in-flight Wi-Fi has grown slowly in the US. Currently their are about 1,700 planes with the technology flying in the US. But now that U.S. Airways is embracing the technology its only a matter of times until the other airlines follow suite.