MIAMI — Nearly 250 of American Airlines’ two-class regional aircraft will have Gogo WiFi installed on them by 2016. This major upgrade is all part of a $2 billion dollar investment American is making to upgrade its product.
“We’re investing in a more competitive and consistent customer experience across our regional, domestic and international network,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “Adding inflight Wi-Fi to our two-class regional jets will give our customers what they want – comfort, connectivity and a world-class travel experience.
We have new regional aircraft entering our fleet every month, and combined with the amenities and services we’re adding to our existing fleet, American is going to deliver a regional product that’s better than our competitors.”
Currently, American has approximately 850 aircraft already installed with Gogo, but only 70 of the 850 aircraft are two-class regional aircraft. Once the other 250 regional aircraft receive Gogo Wifi, American will have more than 1,100 aircraft equipped with Gogo WiFi.
“As the first airline to offer our inflight Wi-Fi, American knows customers value being able to remain connected and entertained while flying,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “We’re excited be a part of American’s efforts to enhance the customer experience by expanding our connectivity services to more of its regional aircraft.”
Meanwhile, the carrier is also adding satellite-based Internet access to its international fleet including all Boeing 777s and 787s, Airbus A330s, and retrofitted Boeing 767-300s and 757s. The carrier is also upgrading lie flat seats and its Admirals Club product as previously announced earlier this week.