ATLANTA and SAN JOSE, Calif. Nov. 17, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced an agreement with eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, to provide complimentary Gogo Inflight Internet service to customers traveling on all Wi-Fi equipped flights from Nov. 24-30. With more than 260 Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft flying more than 1,000 flights each day, Delta expects more than 1 million customers will be able to benefit from the Thanksgiving promotion.
“Operating the world’s largest fleet of Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft, Delta offers new ways to thank our customers for their loyalty and provide them new products and services with partners like eBay,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s director – Customer Experience. “Delta’s Thanksgiving promotion with eBay marks the first time we have been able to extend in-flight Internet access as a sponsored benefit to our customers.”
Delta continues to rapidly expand Wi-Fi across its fleet with more than 300 aircraft schedule to be equipped with Wi-Fi by the end of 2009. An additional 200 pre-merger Northwest aircraft are on schedule to be complete by mid-2010. Delta expects to have 530 Wi-Fi equipped aircraft on the combined fleet by June 2010. Customers can visit delta.com/wifi for more information about Delta’s in-flight Wi-Fi.
“As the world’s largest inflight internet provider, we are happy to participate in this unique partnership with the number 1 airline and one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world to provide complimentary Gogo service,” commented Ron LeMay, Aircell president and CEO.
"eBay’s partnership with Delta Air Lines will showcase to a million-plus holiday travelers the amazing value, and unparalleled selection that eBay offers shoppers every day," said Greg Fant, eBay vice president of marketing. "This year marks the largest integrated holiday season campaign eBay has created and we're thrilled to be partnering with Delta to offer power shopping in the sky."
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About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines, the world’s No. 1 airline, serves more than 170 million passengers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 356 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com .
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