Alaska Air expands Wi-Fi to namesake

Alaska Airlines, which has equipped about 70 percent of its Boeing 737 fleet for in-flight Wi-Fi, expanded that service Monday to Alaska.

Passengers on flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks will be able to log on to the system at no charge until later this year.

Alaska is using Aircell’s Gogo Inflight system to provide service on its routes. That system depends on terrestrial towers to communicate with Wi-Fi antennas aboard the aircraft.