JetBlue announced it’s plans are on track to become the only U.S. carrier to offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet on every aircraft.
The airline announced that it has completed installation of Fly-Fi on all of its Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, and that it expects to have the free internet access aboard all its remaining flights by fall 2016.
Its first Fly-Fi-enabled E190 made its official inaugural flight this week and they expect to complete the installation of Fly-Fi on all 60 of its E190s by fall 2016, at which point it will have completed installation of Fly-Fi on the entire JetBlue fleet.
Fly-Fi uses Ka-band satellite technology to offer a broadband Internet experience similar to what customers have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once.
With speeds up to 20 mbps per device, Fly-Fi has enabled JetBlue to offer more in-flight entertainment than any other US airline.
JetBlue’s approach to IFE is different to most US carriers. It provides high-speed Internet at no additional cost with a variety of entertainment choices and the ability to stream video.
When JetBlue launched, it revolutionized inflight entertainment by introducing seatback televisions with free live programming, a popular feature that remains today.
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