United adding Wi-Fi to its regional jets

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United Airlines is adding Wi-Fi to its United Express regional aircraft.

The Chicago-based airline said Monday it will outfit more than 200 regional jets with air-to-ground Wi-Fi service from Gogo Inc., an Itasca-based company. United said installation should be completed by mid-year.

Later this year, the company plans to add complimentary movies and TV shows for fliers who use their own devices using the United mobile app or laptop computers.

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“Expanding in-flight connectivity . . . will enable many more of our customers to enjoy Internet access and streaming entertainment on their personal devices when traveling with us,” said Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty and president of MileagePlus.

United has installed Wi-Fi service on three-fourths of its main fleet and movie and TV show streaming on about 200 aircraft.

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