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US Airways steps up in-flight internet access

US Airways steps up in-flight internet access

US Airways has completed installation of the Gogo wi-fi in-flight internet service on its fleet of 270 Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft.

The 58 Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft operated by Republic Airlines as US Airways Express have also been updated.

With the completion of installation, 90 per cent of US Airways’ domestic flights now offer customers in-flight wireless access.

“With US Airways now offering Gogo wi-fi internet on 90 per cent of our daily domestic flights, our customers can be assured that they can maximise their productivity and stay connected while in the air,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, marketing and planning.

“Customer demand for in-flight Internet has remained strong and the expansion of wi-fi across our fleet allows US Airways to deliver a product that our customers, especially our most frequent fliers, now look for on-board.”

During the expansion process, the airline retrofitted its Airbus A321 aircraft with Gogo’s ATG-4 technology.

The upgraded technology enhances wi-fi capacity to the plane and significantly increases the data rate for customers as compared with the previous ATG (air-to-ground) technology.

All Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft are also equipped with ATG-4 technology.