Today the Google Chrome browser team has announced that it will be providing free in-flight internet access to an estimated 15 million passengers during the holiday season. To bring this free Wi-Fi access, Google has teamed up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America. Passengers travelling on any of these flights between 20th November 2010 and 2nd january 2011 can avail this facility.
This is what 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.
Last year also, Google provided free internet in Virgin America flights and in more than 50 airports. Google used that opportunity last year to promote the Nexus One by sending users to a Nexus One page on connecting to their free Wi-Fi. What is it this time? The rumored Nexus two?
Google has also launched a website to announce this.