September 10, 2008

Air Canada to Offer in-Flight WiFi

Air Canada said Tuesday it will begin offering in-flight broadband Internet to passengers on trans-border flights to the United States in 2009.

Canada's largest airline and flag carrier said its deal with Aircell LLC of Long Beach, Calif., would provide WiFi on many flights to and from the United States starting next spring and expanding domestically later in the year.

Aircell, whose cell-tower network is only in the United States, said it would license a network in Canada to "facilitate Air Canada's future fleet-wide deployment."

Air Canada will charge $12.95 for the WiFi service.