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Delta Offers Wi-Fi to Regional Travelers

September 20,2011

CAP member Delta Air Lines Inc. has become the first airline in the world to provide in-flight Internet service on regional aircraft.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the flight of a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines left Wednesday morning from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with scheduled stops in Omaha, Neb., Des Moines, Iowa, and White Plains, N.Y. throughout the day.

Installations of Wi-Fi on 250 Delta Connection jets will be done by early next year. Delta began installing Wi-Fi on domestic mainline aircraft in 2008. With its mainline aircraft and the addition of regional jets to the Wi-Fi program, more than 80 percent of Delta's entire domestic fleet will feature Gogo in-flight Internet access.