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United Airlines to Add Wi-Fi, In-Flight Entertainment to Regional Jets

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United Airlines announced Wednesday that it will be adding Wi-Fi service and video streaming in 200 of its bigger regional jets from late 2014 till early 2015.

The first flight, which will offer Wi-Fi to its passengers, is  expected to fly later this year.

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According to the United Airlines, the company expects that by next summer, the United Express aircrafts, such as the 70-seater Bombardier CRJ700, 76-seater Embraer E175 and 70-seater Embraer E170, will be Wi-Fi-enabled, along with 200 other United Express regional jets.

Meanwhile, the video streaming capacity, which will serve as an in-flight entertainment, will be launched at a later time.

In a statement released by the airline company, it said the entertainment option is set to debut "early next year."

In addition, United said that specific aircrafts of the United Express will be getting additional offerings, which includes more movie and television show options.

Passengers will be capable of streaming their choice by using United's app in their Wi-Fi capable Android and iOS devices.

Additionally, the passenger's choice can be streamed to their laptop computers.

United will be the one to provide the wireless connection, but the customers will have to use their own device.

According to United's executive vice president Jeff Foland, of the marketing, technology and strategy department of the company, "United is proud of its newest offerings of Wi-Fi services and in-flight online streaming on their United Express fleet."

"These new elements will enhance the entire in-flight experience for our customers," Foland said.

Meanwhile, United also announced several new updates for the United Express, including new overhead bins for the planes, modern seats with a brand new design and hot meals for first class passengers in flights beginning in 2015.

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