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Delta adds Wi-Fi to international flights

A Delta jet takes off from Stewart International

A Delta jet takes off from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh in this undated file photo. (Credit: Port Authority)

Delta Air Lines is expanding its onboard Wi-Fi service to its long-haul international planes. Beginning next year, Delta plans to install wireless Internet on more than 150 aircraft used for international flights. Delta, the world's largest airline, already installed Wi-Fi on its fleet of about 500 domestic mainline planes.

When the long-haul planes are fitted with the technology by 2015, Delta will have about 1,000 planes equipped with Wi-Fi, or nearly every aircraft in the fleet with the exception of some small regional planes used for short flights. "We have shown a consistent and steady growth in use of Wi-Fi by customers, particularly on long-haul flights," Delta spokesman Paul Skrbec said.

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