ITASCA -- Commercial airline Wi-Fi and entertainment provider Gogo said it will expand its wireless in-flight entertainment product Gogo Vision across the entire two-class and Delta Connection fleet of Gogo equipped aircraft.
Installations are expected to begin in 2012 on Delta's domestic fleet, with completion expected by 2013 and new international Wi-Fi service including Gogo Vision competed by the end of 2015. When complete, Delta will have more than 950 aircraft equipped with Gogo connectivity and Gogo Vision.
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Delta has also committed to upgrading its fleet to Gogo's next generation connectivity solution, ATG-4, which is expected to enhance its existing air to ground network and improving capacity to the aircraft.
"Delta is a leader when it comes to offering their passengers connectivity related services and we are excited to work with them to bring Gogo Vision to their passengers," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "As we begin updating their fleet with our next generation ATG-4 connectivity service, we will also add the Gogo Vision product to those aircraft."
Videos for Gogo Vision are stored on an internal server on the plane and streamed to passengers' own Wi-Fi enabled device. Introductory prices will range from 99 cents for television programming per show to $3.99 for full-length movies from major Hollywood studios. Customers can sort titles by genre, length of feature, movie or show and other categories. They can also preview programming before they purchase.
Gogo currently has more than 200 aircraft operating with Gogo Vision on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
More than 1,400 aircraft are expected to receive Gogo Vision on Delta, American and US Airways by the end of 2013.