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Delta, only airline to offer Wi-Fi on African/US routes

Delta Air Lines has completed the roll-out of Wi-Fi on its international fleet to enable all customers flying on its nonstop services from Africa to Atlanta and New York-JFK stay connected at 30,000 feet.

The final Boeing 777, one of a number serving South Africa, has now been equipped and is back in service.

The development marked a new milestone for the airline with flights from Lagos, Accra, Dakar and Johannesburg offering on-demand Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft.

Commenting, Delta’s Sales Director for Africa, the Middle East and India, Jimmy Eichelgruen said  “We know that Wi-Fi is an important part of the travel experience, especially for those flying for business.

“With Wi-Fi available in every cabin, all our customers can stay in touch with events on the ground throughout their journey. We hope our customers will enjoy this enhanced experience the next time they fly Delta.”

Delta’s Wi-Fi is powered by high-speed, Ku-Band satellite technology and provided by Gogo.