Delta Air Lines is finally putting some muscle behind its WiFi initiatives on international flights.
Although Delta has offered WiFi on U.S. domestic flights for over five years, the airline has been tardy in rolling out Internet access on international flights.
But that's finally starting to change.
Delta says it'll complete WiFi installation on its entire international fleet by the end of 2015.
As a first step, Delta will offer WiFi on flights 283 and 295 on Boeing 747-400 aircraft departing Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
Delta plans to complete WiFi installation on all of its 747-400 aircraft by mid-2014.
Delta's international WiFi rollout will include the Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus A330 and Boeing 757 aircraft operating on international, long-haul routes.
Delta and in-flight Internet services provider Gogo are said to be in final testing for installing WiFi on the airline's Airbus A330 fleet.
Steep WiFi Pricing
Unfortunately, Delta's WiFi pricing for international flights appears steep.
One hour of WiFi for laptop users costs $14 and $8 for passengers with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.
A flight pass for the entire duration of the flight is $24.95 for laptop users and $14.95 for passengers accessing WiFi from mobile devices.
Passengers are bound to be irritated with such high pricing.