Continental Airlines To Offer Inflight Wi-Fi

Continental Airlines plans to become the latest airline to offer Gogo Inflight 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 flying."


Like other Gogo Inflight Internet service offerings, Continental's version will provide customers with full Internet access on their own Wi-Fi equipped devices. 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."