Alaska Airlines Joining the In Flight Internet Game

Alaska Airlines announced on Thursday that it plans to add Wi-Fi Internet access to its fleet of airplanes through Aircell's Gogo service. Aircell plans to expand coverage to include Alaska as part of the deal, too.

Aircell and Alaska Airlines are setting up a test program for the Gogo service on one of the airline's 737-800 aircraft for FAA certification requirements. Once the certification process is complete, the airline will start adding inflight Wi-Fi to all of its airplanes.

Gogo's standard US$4.95 and up pricing will apply on Alaska Airlines flights. The company hasn't said how long it expects the process to take.