Users of global mobile connectivity provider iPass will be able to gain Wi-Fi access on United Airlines flights through a new agreement.
The service is due to be introduced from the autumn and will eventually provide Wi-Fi access to iPass customers across more than 700 aircraft in the US carrier’s fleet.
Gary Griffiths, chief executive of iPass, said: “In an increasingly connected world, ubiquitous, reliable and secure connectivity has become a requirement for mobile professionals.
“Inflight is a critical venue for keeping United Airlines and iPass customers connected, and United Airlines is an essential addition to our in flight offering.”
The airline’s merchandising and e-commerce vice president, Scott Wilson, added: “United is dedicated to giving our customers the choice to be productive, relaxed or entertained in flight.
“Working with iPass enables us to further deliver on that promise for our customers, who will benefit from faster logins and greater ease of connection.”