SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines announced today that customers traveling on Wi-Fi-equipped planes will be able to use Gogo® Inflight Internet service at no cost, courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. Inc., through Dec. 9, 2010.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our customers to enjoy inflight Wi-Fi free of charge," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We thank our friends at Honda for giving our customers the gift of staying connected while they travel this busy holiday season."
With Gogo, Alaska Airlines passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices can browse the Web; access online music, games, podcasts and webcasts; send and receive e-mail; and connect to virtual private networks while flying. The easy-to-use service provides passengers with full Internet access on any Wi-Fi-equipped laptop or personal electronic device at speeds similar to wireless mobile broadband services on the ground.
Since May, Alaska Airlines has outfitted more than 70 percent of its Boeing 737 aircraft with the Gogo service and expects to complete fleet-wide installation in early 2011. Gogo recently expanded Internet service between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, and plans to add service to Southeast Alaska by the end of the year.
Aircraft equipped with Inflight Wi-Fi have a Wi-Fi symbol located outside the aircraft's boarding door and information about the service in seatback pockets. Gogo is available above 10,000 feet, following an announcement approving the use of portable electronic devices.
Customers can visit www.alaskaair.com/wifi for more information about Alaska Airlines' Inflight Wi-Fi.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom .
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