Delta launches the first Delta Connection flight with Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) today became the first airline in the world to provide in-flight Internet service onboard its regional aircraft with the launch flight of a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Delta had previously announced its plan to expand the number of Delta aircraft – which currently includes its entire domestic fleet of more than 550 aircraft – with onboard Wi-Fi to an additional 250 regional jet aircraft operated by Delta Connection carriers. Delta will be the first carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and two-class regional fleet, a total of more than 800 aircraft.

The first regional jet equipped with Wi-Fi departed from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on September 7 with scheduled stops in Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and White Plains, NY throughout the day.

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