Alaska Airlines today debuted Aircell's Gogo Internet service on flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.

ATI and Flightglobal reported in July that Aircell was expanding its air-to-ground (ATG) network in Alaska to ensure Alaska Airlines could offer in-flight Internet on flights in the carrier's namesake state.

Gogo service on the Anchorage-Fairbanks flights will be complimentary until the remainder of Aircell's network in the state of Alaska goes live later this year, says Alaska Airlines in a statement. Aircell is expanding its network to include Southeast Alaska by year-end.

Alaska Airlines notes that since May of this year more than 70% of its all-Boeing 737 fleet has been equipped to support the Gogo product, and the carrier expects to complete fleet-wide installation in early 2011. Flightglobal's ACAS database shows that Alaska currently operates 116 737s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news