US Airways Expands Gogo® In-Flight Internet Access To 90 Percent Of Domestic Flights
Airline completes installation of inflight Wi-Fi on Airbus A320 family, Embraer 170, 175 and 190 fleet
TEMPE, Ariz., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has completed installation of Gogo® Wi-Fi in-flight Internet service on its fleet of 270 Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft along with 58 Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft operated by Republic Airlines as US Airways Express. With the completion of installation, 90 percent of US Airways' domestic flights now offer customers in-flight wireless access.
Visit www.usairways.com/wifi to learn more about Wi-Fi on US Airways flights or visit US Airways Magazine's August 2012 issue at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pace/usairways_august2012/#/14 to learn how the airline's maintenance and engineering teams keep customers connected at 30,000 ft.
"With US Airways now offering Gogo Wi-Fi Internet on 90 percent of our daily domestic flights, our customers can be assured that they can maximize 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.
The expansion of in-flight Wi-Fi is among US Airways' latest initiatives to elevate the on-board experience for its customers. In January 2012, US Airways announced the completion of First Class installation on 110 US Airways Express regional jets including the Embraer 175 and 170 and Canadair Regional Jet 700 and 900 fleets. The airline also completed installation of the Envoy Suite in Envoy, its international business class, on all wide-body Airbus aircraft during the second quarter of 2012. Equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed, the Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a standard 110-volt universal power outlet so customers can work, play and relax.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best for Vets employer for the past three years. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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