Southwest Airlines (Dallas) and Row 44 announced today that the Row 44 inflight entertainment and connectivity service, which includes high-speed Internet, shopping, destination services, and real-time flight map with updates, has been installed on 400 Southwest aircraft. In addition, Southwest offers Row 44′s live television service across all Wi-Fi equipped aircraft.
Now available on Southwest aircraft installed with Wi-Fi, the live television service features nine channels of live news and sports, which includes NBC Sports, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, MLB, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News and FOX-NYC. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices can stream the live television service. Importantly, the Row 44 live television service utilizes a distinct band transmitted to the aircraft, and therefore does not interfere with Internet connectivity.
In other news, Southwest and subsidiary AirTran Airways are adding extra flights to New Orleans for the Super Bowl on February 3, 2013.
Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Jan. 31:
- Two daily nonstops from San Francisco to New Orleans.
- Two daily nonstops from Baltimore/Washington to New Orleans for a total of four daily nonstop departures.
AirTran Airways Additional Service on Jan. 31:
- One daily nonstop from Atlanta to New Orleans for a total of five daily nonstop departures.
Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Feb. 4:
- Two daily nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco.
The airlines added other flights, but due to high demand, the service is already sold out.
Southwest Airlines Additional Service on Feb 4:
- Two daily nonstops from New Orleans to Baltimore/Washington for a total of four daily nonstop departures (sold out).
AirTran Airways Additional Service on Feb 4:
- Two daily nonstop departures from New Orleans to Atlanta for a total of six daily nonstop departures (sold out).
In addition, Southwest Airlines’ Bay Area Customers can fly existing service from Oakland to New Orleans with seven daily direct flight options.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-7H4 N907WN (msn 36619) arrives at Baltimore/Washington.