United Airlines launched its 100th aircraft equipped with satellite-based WiFi Internet connectivity in October 2013.
The airline is installing satellite WiFi connectivity on about 30 aircraft each month and expects to have nearly 200 WiFi equipped aircraft by the end of 2013.
United currently offers satellite based WiFi Internet access on 13 Boeing 747 aircraft flying on international routes to and from San Francisco and on routes to and from Los Angeles.
It also offers satellite WiFi on more than half of its fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft operating in North America and air-to-ground Internet connectivity on all its Boeing 757 transcontinental Premium Service (p.s.) aircraft connecting New York JFK Airport with Los Angeles and San Francisco.
United offers in-flight WiFi internet access on more long-haul international flights than any other US carrier, enabling customers to access the Internet on their personal devices during flights – for a fee, of course.