AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines and Virgin America have each teamed with Google Chrome to provide free Gogo in-flight Internet to their passengers throughout the holiday season.

The three carriers, which have outfitted their entire domestic fleets with Aircell's Gogo service, will offer the free Wi-Fi sessions between 20 November and 2 January.

This promotion will bring free Internet service "to more than 700 planes and approximately 15 million expected passengers this holiday season", notes Google Chrome.

Google vice-president of product management Sundar Pichai adds: "Whether it be building a better browser with Chrome or bringing free Wi-Fi to air travellers this holiday season, we are constantly innovating to ensure users' access to the web is fast, simple and seamless."

This season marks the second straight year that Google has provided free Wi-Fi to travellers over the holiday season. Last year, Google worked with Virgin America as well as more than 50 airports to provide free Internet both on the ground and in the air.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news