No surprise here that installation costs are keeping the ultra-budget carrier from catching up with the industry standard; it will be some time before outfitting a fleet is considered economical.
The airline has been reluctant so far to roll out an in-flight wi-fi system because it would need to justify the installation cost with the return it might generate.
The airline could eventually plump for a solution that would offer full internet access, or a ‘closed circuit’ style offering that would allow passengers to use their own smartphones, laptops or computer tablets to pay for access to a large library of content such as movies or TV shows.
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