Press Release
Press Release



AirCell network complete across US
AirCell network complete across US
April 01, 2008


AirCell has completed its wireless air-to-ground (ATG) network to provide inflight broadband connectivity over the continental US and has flown cross-country with uninterrupted Internet access.

Based on a version of EV-DO Rev A cellular technology, the nationwide system is designed to bring email and Internet and private network access to corporate and airline passengers via their personal devices and cabin WiFi, and also through in-seat IFE.

AirCell has announced basic pricing of $9.95 per session for flights of less than three hours, $12.95 for longer durations. Those prices include access to The Wall Street Journal Online. The company is also looking at daily, monthly and annual subscriptions.

The network is fully operational and provides inflight access to full corporate and personal e-mail, VPNs, and web-surfing.

As part of its national ATG network build-out, AirCell constructed cell sites throughout the US.

American Airlines and Virgin America have signed agreements to deploy the AirCell service in 2008. American Airlines has begun installation of the AirCell system on 15 aircraft, which will “go live” in the first half of ‘08.

Virgin America plans to offer the service on all of its aircraft in 2008 and will integrate the AirCell system into the Virgin America Red IFE system.