Hello and happy Tuesday to you all! I wanted to provide a quick update on Delta’s ongoing Wi-Fi installations and the status of our flat-bed seat upgrades; two subjects have proven to be very popular with readers of this blog.
Delta currently operates 569 Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft. The latest installations include:
Two domestic 767s (Ships 121 and 124) returned to the fleet from storage and Wi-Fi was installed during their return-to-service visits. The total fleet count is now 16 aircraft (who doesn’t love a widebody on a domestic route!).
Ship 9224 was added to the fleet May 16. The total MD90 fleet count is now 24.
Wi-Fi installations are being performed in MSP as part of the transition to a mainline configuration. For most of the year these eight planes are used exclusively for our NBA charters in a VIP configuration. We’ve completed 7 of 8 planes with the last of the A319s scheduled for installation by the end of June.
The prototype installation for the CRJ program will be an ASA CRJ700 and is projected to return to service on June 15*. (This will be the first regional jet in the world to be equipped with Wi-Fi!)
As of June 30, Delta will operate 40 planes with 180 degree fully flat seats in BusinessElite.
767-300ER (1 of 58 in work) — Ship 1608
767-400ER Fleet Complete (21 of 21)
777-200ER (7 of 8 complete) — Ships 7001-7004, 7006-7008
777-200LR Fleet Complete (10 of 10)
I hope you’re having a great week and keep the questions and comments coming!
Sr. Product Manager
*The Wi-Fi on this aircraft-type is not yet active. It is currently making its way through the FAA certification process and Wi-Fi service will be available in coming weeks.