Air Canada rolling out in-flight WiFi on North American flights in May

Air Canada has been testing Wi-Fi on select flights between Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles with GoGo for a number of months now.

The service is currently available on two A319 planes, but according the latest release the two companies are planning “to begin rolling out connectivity across its North American fleet in May,” which will bring “Air-To-Ground Wi-Fi connectivity” to a number of aircrafts (Airbus A319, A320, A321, Embraer 190, Air Canada Express CRJ-705 and Embraer 175).

The current cost on the A319 is $9.95 USD for connectivity on your laptop or for $7.95 USD for handheld devices on one-way travel. No word on if the pricing will change when the Wi-Fi service goes live next month, but Air Canada noted that “pricing will be competitive with other in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity offerings.” The installation process of in-flight Wi-Fi will start next month with the goal of complete 29 aircrafts by the end of 2014, then aiming for “a targeted completion date of December 2015 for the designated 130 narrow-body aircraft.”

Source: CNW