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Delta, United, Emirates lead the way on in-flight Wi-Fi

MUMBAI: Global airline passengers have a 39% chance of stepping onboard an aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi. According to an international report from RouteHappy, Delta, United and Emirates have the biggest number of available seat miles offering Wi-Fi access.

Air passengers’ chances of enjoying onboard Wi-Fi have increased 8% compared to last year, according to an international study, with more than one billion extra Wi-Fi-equipped seat miles available, reports AFP.

Delta, a US-based airline that runs domestic and international services, comes top of the table for world airlines, offering the greatest number of seat miles with wireless internet access.

The report’s rankings are based on Available Seat Miles (ASMs) which are equal to the number of seats available multiplied by the number of miles traveled by the airline’s planes. United Airlines comes in second place, ahead of Emirates, which has been committed to rolling out Wi-Fi in 2016 with 126 million extra seat miles now benefitting from the service.

For long-haul flights, Emirates passengers have the highest chance of being able to surf the web, ahead of United then Lufthansa. The Dubai-based airline takes the lion’s share thanks to its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft, offering the highest passenger-carrying capacity of all current aircraft.


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