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Delta Expands IFC Deal With Viasat to Widebody Fleet

By Lauren McCaffrey | March 14, 2023

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Viasat’s in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution will be installed on more than 1,000 Delta Air Lines aircraft, the company announced on Tuesday, March 14. Delta has now selected Viasat IFC services for its widebody fleets, including all active aircraft in its Airbus A330, Airbus A350, and Boeing 767 fleets.

This is an expansion of the deal that Viasat and Delta reached in January 2021 for Viasat IFC service on 300 of Delta’s narrowbody aircraft with new delivery A321ceo1, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft.

This also follows after Delta began offering free Wi-Fi to all Delta SkyMiles members onboard most domestic flights at the start of February, in a major announcement made at the CES trade show. Delta is on track to offer the service on more than 700 Viasat-equipped aircraft by the end of 2023.

“The speed and scale at which we have reached this milestone together – now with more than 1,000 aircraft planned — has been astounding and is a tribute to our collaboration,” said Don Buchman, Viasat’s vice president and general manager of Commercial Aviation.