US Airways and Gogo Inflight team up for WiFi in the sky

Aircell just announced that US Airways will bring WiFi Internet access to their fleet using the Gogo Inflight service.

The commercial launch is planned for early 2010, and will initially make its way to all A321 aircraft on domestic routes.

When the roll out begins, passengers will be able to see whether their plane is equipped with Internet access by looking for a WiFi icon when booking their flight.

Inflight Internet access charges will vary from $5.95 to $12.95, depending on the length of the flight.

This announcement means eight airlines have now committed to the Gogo Inflight service. Previously, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Northwest, United and Virgin America committed to adding the service to their flights.

Some of those airlines have completed installing the equipment, and now offer Gogo Inflight on their entire fleet. Within a couple of years, the question will not be who does offer inflight Internet, but who does not – a very positive development in my opinion.