This morning, Continental Airlines announced that it has selected the Aircell Gogo Inflight Internet service to provide its passengers with wireless access in the skies.
Continental is the ninth airline to sign up with Aircell, previously Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines (and Northwest), United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America started installing the service. Of those airlines, AirTran and Virgin America have completed a fleet-wide rollout. By the end of 2009, the Gogo Inflight service will be available on over 700 aircraft.
Continental plans to start slowly – they’ll begin work in Q2 2010, and initially only offer Gogo Inflight on their fleet of 21 Boeing 757-300 aircraft.
No plans have been unveiled for a fleet-wide rollout on Continental. According to “The Wandering Aramean“, Continental is still committed to two different systems; Gogo Inflight and the JetBlue LiveTV developed Kiteline.