Delta Is Bringing Free, Fast Wi-Fi to Its International Flights

The airline plans to offer free Wi-Fi on all domestic and international flights by the end of 2024.

At the beginning of February, Delta Air Lines finally and officially launched its free Wi-Fi offering on eligible domestic flights. Now, it is planning to take it one step further, and add speedy internet on select flights.

On Tuesday, the airline announced that, thanks to a partnership with Viasat, it is working to outfit its international jets with Viasat's latest internet solution, which will allow for faster internet and better connection for passengers.  

As a cherry on top, the new, speedy Wi-Fi will be free, too. By the end of 2024, all international Delta jets will be equipped with the new connectivity system, and in the meantime, the airline will work to switch the old Wi-Fi system provider to the new Viasat. For a limited period of time and until a critical number of jets are converted to the new Wi-Fi, passengers will still have to pay to access the Viasat connection. However, once enough planes are updated, Delta will make the service free for all travelers. 

Domestically, free Wi-Fi was available on 500 Delta aircraft as of its February launch, with plans to expand that number to more than 700, according to a previous announcement.

By implementing free Wi-Fi, Delta joined other carriers in the free connectivity mission, including JetBlue and other international airlines.

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