Irish budget carrier Ryanair is likely to opt for “walled garden” onboard connectivity in the mid-term, rather than full-blown Wi-Fi. Speaking at the airline’s full-year results briefing in London, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said fitting Wi-Fi antennae would cause a 4% increase in fuel consumption. He said Ryanair is not prepared to take this cost penalty when passengers are not willing to pay for the service; therefore, Ryanair will wait until the technology ...

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