United Airlines is rolling out in-flight Wi-Fi service to its United Express regional aircraft, so passengers will be able to amuse themselves.
The Wi-Fi service will now be featured on 200 E175, E170 and CRJ700 regional jets, using Gogo's ATG-4 air-to-ground Wi-Fi solution. Implementation should be completed on all aircraft by mid-2015, United estimates.
"Expanding in-flight connectivity and personal device programming aligns the customer experience on our regional jets with our mainline aircraft and will enable many more of our customers to enjoy Internet access and streaming entertainment on their personal devices when traveling with us," said Tom O'Toole, senior vice president of marketing for United, in a press statement.
Introducing in-flight Wi-Fi and other features has become more common among airline companies, as the number of smartphone and tablet owners has skyrocketed in recent years.