Spirit Airlines has become the first and only Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in the Americas to offer connectivity following an agreement with Thales to install FlytLIVE.

The all-Airbus fleet of A319, A320 and A321 aircraft will be equipped with the Ka-band High-Throughput connectivity solution, with the first aircraft ae scheduled to enter into service by the end of 2018, and the entire fleet operating with FlytLIVE by summer 2019.

“We’re thrilled to enhance the in-flight guest experience with the addition of Thales FlytLIVE Wi-Fi,” said Ted Christie, Spirit Airline’s president. “By summer 2019, every plane in our fleet should be fully equipped with Thales’ state-of-the-art connectivity service to keep our guests connected in the skies. It’s just one of the many investments we’ve made, and will continue to make, for our guests.”

Together, Spirit and Thales will collaborate on optional products and services giving customers the flexibility to choose only the options they value. FlytLIVE is capable of creating innovative revenue generation and advertising opportunities for the airline. The Thales offering also provides bandwidth and session management, operational support tools, maintenance, service and support with the highest Service Level Agreements; leveraging Thales leading digital and cybersecurity expertise.

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