Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines is interested in adding onboard Internet, but only if a connectivity company installs and operates it at no cost to the carrier, an airline spokesman said. The three US ULCCs have avoided adding Wi-Fi, betting it is more important to keep costs low than offer passengers a choice. But with Internet now ubiquitous—even many budget-minded travelers expect to be connected at all times, if only to access Netflix subscriptions or ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Spirit explores Wi-Fi, but only if it bears no cost " is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.