American Airlines has completed the installation of high-speed satellite Wi-Fi from either Gogo 2Ku or ViaSat Ka, and live TV on its entire long-term mainline narrow-body fleet of more than 700 aircraft.
“Elevating the travel experience is one of our top goals at American and we’ve been working hard to provide our customers with the same level of entertainment and connectivity options they enjoy in their own living rooms,” said Kurt Stache, senior vice president for Marketing, Loyalty and Sales for American. “In less than two years, we completed broadband internet installation on our entire mainline fleet and we will continue setting new standards in the industry to show our customers we value the time they spend with us.”
In other product enhancements, American is installing power at every seat across its mainline fleet, allowing customers to charge their devices in-flight and deplane at full battery. The airline has been installing power at every seat across its two-class regional fleet as well.
The majority of American’s narrow-body aircraft will also be retrofitted with a tablet holder for hands-free entertainment on board. USB power will be positioned next to the tablet holder for easy charging.