The Gogo Inflight Internet offer, which the search engine giant has described as a gift to passengers, will allow travellers to check email, watch videos and surf the web from 30,000 feet above ground.
Sponsored by web browser Google Chrome, the scheme will work with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America, bringing free internet service to over 700 planes and approximately 15 million passengers.
Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Product Management at Google, said: “We are constantly working to help provide a better web experience to users around the world. Whether it be building a better browser with Chrome or bringing free Wi-Fi to air travelers this holiday season, we are constantly innovating to ensure users’ access to the web is fast, simple and seamless”.
The free Wi-fi service was first introduced two years ago in 50 airports and provided a service to both passengers on the ground and in the air. However, for this latest venture, running from November 20th to January 2nd, Google will focus solely on providing internet access to travellers whilst they are in the sky.
Experts have said the introduction of the service and it’s speedy growth signal the public’s growing need to be in constant communication with friends, family and work colleagues. Passengers will be able to stay connected throughout their journey safe in the knowledge that they are being kept informed of any changes at their office or home.
As the scheme grows it may become available in the UK in the future.