Delta to offer wi-fi on international flights

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said it will offer wi-fi Internet service on international flights starting in early 2013.

Delta said the expansion of its fee-based in-flight wi-fi, already offered on domestic flights, will broaden to international flights with the use of satellites. Its plans are to use the same in-flight wi-fi provider, Gogo.

The installation of wi-fi onto Delta's international flights will be complete in 2015, according to the airline. At that point, Delta expects to have about 1,000 wi-fi equipped planes, including roughly 150 long-haul international planes such as the Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus 330 and others.