By Telecom Lead Team:
Frontier Airlines announced that its travelers can now surf the web while
flying on the airline’s Embraer 190 fleet, which will offer onboard Wi-Fi
To celebrate the
launch of onboard Wi-Fi, Frontier is providing passengers the opportunity to
try Wi-Fi for free for 30 minutes throughout the month of February. Passengers
can register to win free Wi-Fi service on Frontier for a year by visiting the
airline’s Facebook page.
Adding Wi-Fi to our
Embraer fleet is another example of Frontier’s commitment to providing our
guests with a comfortable and easy travel experience. We’re confident that the
availability of onboard Wi-Fi will improve the flying experience of those who
want to remain socially connected during their travels,” said Dan Krause, vice
president of Marketing and Customer Experience for Frontier.
Gogo, a provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions is
managing Frontier’s onboard Wi-Fi service.
As the number
of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices continues to grow, those passengers who have
come to expect connectivity will be able to connect on Frontier,” said Ash
ElDifrawi, chief marketing officer at Gogo.
Pricing for laptop
service is $4.95 on flights up to 650 miles long, $9.95 for flights from 651 to
1,150 miles long, and $12.95 for flights 1,151 miles and longer.
On the other hand,
pricing for mobile devices is $4.95 for flights up to 650 miles and $7.95 for flights
651 miles and longer. Additionally, there is an option to purchase access for
15 minutes for $1.95 on flights up to 650 miles long.
The airline company
said that aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi service will feature a Wi-Fi On Board”
logo and the paw print of Frontier spokes animal Larry the Lynx near the
entrance to each aircraft.
A few months back, Gogo announced its agreement to provide a trial of its wireless in-flight
entertainment equipment on Air China.