Delta Air Lines announced that it will soon be rolling out free Wi-Fi on most flights.
Here’s what we know.
What happened: CNN reported that after investing more than $1 billion into Wi-Fi technology over the last couple of years, Delta will be allowing free Wi-Fi on flights beginning Feb. 1.
“It’s going to be free, it’s going to be fast and it’s going to be available for everyone,” Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO, said on Thursday, per CNN.
Details: The Wall Street Journal reported that Bastian said that 80% of the airline’s “domestic mainline fleet” will be ready to give free Wi-Fi to its passengers. By the end of 2023, more than 700 Delta planes will be ready to offer free Wi-Fi.
What’s been said: Bastian said in a statement about the new Wi-Fi plan, “We didn’t just want free Wi-Fi to offer base-level service — we wanted it to be transformative for the entire onboard experience.”
CNBC reported that the airline claims that the Wi-Fi will offer its customers “best-in-class in-flight connectivity.”
“It is imperative all customers onboard can enjoy their favorite content just as they would at home, and we’ve put this system through meticulous tests to make that possible,” Bastian said.