Continental Airlines plans to become the latest airline to
Internet service beginning in the second quarter of next year. The service is
expected to be available on Continental's fleet of 21 Boeing 757-300 aircraft
that primarily serves domestic routes.
"We've been closely watching technology developments to
offer onboard connectivity for our customers," said Mark Bergsrud,
Continental's senior vice president of marketing programs. "We are excited
to be able to offer our customers Internet service, giving them the ability to
connect to colleagues, friends and family and work, learn and play while
Like other Gogo Inflight Internet service offerings,
Continental's version will provide customers with full Internet access on their
Once the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet, customers will be able to sign up and
log on. The Gogo system is powered by the Aircell Network. Pricing for the
service starts at $4.95 and increases depending on the length of the flight.
"Aircell and Continental share a common focus on
putting our customers first," said Ron LeMay, Aircell's President and CEO.
"The addition of Gogo Inflight Internet service to Continental's suite of
amenities is simply the latest example of the airline's ongoing commitment to
service excellence, and we're proud to be part of that. Soon, Continental's passengers
will be able to use Gogo to do virtually anything they want on the Internet --
e-mail, chat, poke, tweet, download, upload, shop. In short, flying time is
about to become their time."