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Complete AirTran fleet now Wi-Fi enabled

14th July 2009 - 12:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AirTran Airways reports that it has completed installation of Gogo Inflight Internet on all 136 of its aircraft, making it the first major airline to equip its entire fleet with Wi-Fi.

Business travellers can now connect to the internet and corporate e-mail and network systems (virtual private networks), staying productive in the air. Wi-Fi also offers unlimited entertainment options to leisure travellers, including surfing the net, instant messaging, updating Facebook pages, Twitter accounts or anything else that can be carried out online on the ground.

"Promise made, promise delivered," declared Bob Fornaro, chairman, president and CEO of AirTran Airways. "When you get onboard an AirTran Airways jet, you know exactly what you're going to get – an assigned seat on a full-sized, new Boeing jet with business class, a friendly crew, complimentary XM Satellite Radio and now Wi-Fi. It's that consistent, low-cost, high-quality experience that sets us apart from our competitors."

To illustrate the capabilities of Wi-Fi, the airline also hosted comedian Mark Malkoff onboard during the month of June. While setting the Guinness World Record for most flight segments flown on a commercial airliner in 30 days, Malkoff used Wi-Fi to stay connected to family, friends and fans. His exploits can be experienced at

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