LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will offer in-flight internet from the first half of 2018, starting with domestic and regional routes in Brazil.

The onboard Wi-Fi service will be installed gradually on LATAM Airlines Brazil’s aircraft – which operate national flights within Brazil as well selected flights to other countries in Latin America – with the rollout expected to be completed during 2019.

The service will also be extended progressively to the other LATAM markets, with further detail to be communicated in due course.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to offering our passengers the best possible onboard experience, we are introducing the most modern and innovative onboard Wi-Fi service on the market.

“With in-flight internet and LATAM Entertainment, our onboard entertainment system, passengers will have the freedom to choose how they want to enjoy their journeys on our aircraft,” said Claudia Sender, senior vice president of clients, LATAM Airlines Group.

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LATAM has partnered with Gogo, a company with global expertise in satellite internet technology for aircraft, to provide the service.

Various connection options will be available to passengers, including a basic service to check emails and messages, and a faster connection for those wanting to use streaming services.

On-board Wi-Fi will complement LATAM Entertainment, the airline group’s wireless in-flight entertainment system for short-haul flights, which enables passengers to stream films, TV shows and other content on their mobile devices free of charge.