Friday, October 12, 2018

Wifi on board on SpiceJet flights likely from next month

New Delhi: ndian passengers can expect to surf data and make calls on board from next month, as SpiceJetNSE 0.00 % today said that they will become the first airline to offer wifi on board, as their new Boeing 737 Max is fitted with systems to make it possible.

“We have also selected a service provider and as soon as government approvals come passengers will be able to use wifi on board, most probably from next month,” SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh said.

SpiceJet’s aircraft are fitted with Satcom that will enable the airline to offer internet on board.

Singh added that the airline is also going to provide wifi ‘complimentary’ for their passengers.

“There are two models of charging wifi on board. One is to fund the cost of it internally and the other is to charge consumers. We are discussing to provide it complimentary and fund its cost through advertisement,” Singh further said.

12/10/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times

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