Thales partnered with Spirit Airlines, to offer FlytLIVE, Thales’ high-performance connectivity solution. The Spirit all-Airbus fleet is among the youngest in the U.S. Now, Spirit’s A320s and A321s are flying with Thales’ FlytLIVE high-speed connectivity; additional Spirit aircraft will also be equipped with FlytLIVE.
Spirit’s passengers will have access to full Internet services on all Spirit flights on A320 and A321 aircraft, which is more than 80% of their fleet. The companies says the service gives an “at home experience” in the air that includes video streaming, playing games and connecting on social media using their phone or tablet.
FlytLIVE will also enable Spirit Airlines to develop new features for and create innovative revenue generation and advertising opportunities.
Thales’ FlytLIVE is delivering the most advanced Ka-band High-Throughput connectivity solution. Using SES and Hughes next-generation aviation satellite network and technology, FlytLIVE will provide Spirit Airlines with the fastest Wi-Fi in sky. With ultra-high speeds of up to 400 Mbps.
“At Thales, we are proud to partner with Spirit Airlines in their mission to enhance the guest experience and are truly excited to have 100% of their A320 & A321 fleet equipped with FlytLIVE,” said TK Kallenbach, CEO Thales InFlyt Experience. “The system’s reliability and performance is getting rave reviews from Spirit’s passengers who can now stream to their heart’s content.”
With the SES-17 satellitenow operational, Thales’ FlytLIVE provides unmatched performance, speed and coverage across the Americas and the Atlantic. The SES satellite manufactured by Thales Alenia Space is equipped with close to 200 beams of mixed size for more flexible allocation of capacity over high-traffic airline routes to deliver seamless connectivity and outstanding performance.