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Thales to Connect Spirit with Ka-band Satellite System

By Adrienne Harebottle | May 14, 2018
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Spirit Airlines Airbus A319. Photo courtesy of Spirit Airlines

Guests on Spirit Airlines will soon be able to watch, stream, surf and text from 30,000 feet, as the carrier has signed an agreement to install Wi-Fi on all of its planes by mid-2019. Spirit Airlines Wi-Fi technology partner Thales Group, a global technology provider for aerospace, defense and security, and transportation markets, is bringing the Ka-band high throughput satellite system onboard the aircraft to provide high-speed web browsing and streaming experiences similar to what passengers would find at home.

Spirit Wi-Fi is projected to provide service coverage immediately for 97% of its routes upon entry into service, starting with an average price of $6.50, and a cost range expected to be lower or higher based on the route and demand.

This was originally published at Via Satellite.

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