Wi-Fi is heading skyward.
Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Tuesday that it would begin offering the service -- for a fee -- on its domestic flights this fall. The airline expects to outfit 330 planes by next summer, making it the first major U.S. carrier to offer Wi-Fi on its entire domestic fleet (not including regional subsidiaries such as its Comair service).
"Our customers asked for in-flight connectivity, and we're responding by rolling out the most extensive Wi-Fi network in the sky," said Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive.
Delta will use Aircell's Gogo service. It will cost $9.95 for flights three hours or shorter and $12.95 for longer flights. Delta will offer it first on its MD-88 and MD-90 planes and expand to its Boeing 737s, 757s and 767s by next summer, the company said.