11 Oct

Two-thirds of business travelers don't want to connect with Wi-Fi in-flight

By WiFiNovation

According to the research, not all business travelers want to be connected while in-flight. Instead, they are taking the time in-flight as a personal break and focusing on watching a movie or reading a book.Of those surveyed, 35% reported that their companies are willing to cover the cost of in-flight WiFi. For those whose companies do not cover this expense, 38% said that they would be willing to pay for Wi-Fi access out-of-pocket.However, despite overall better connectivity offered by airlines, business travelers actually prefer to have a break from work while on a long or short flight.Two-thirds (61%) of the U.S. business travelers surveyed said they look forward to disconnecting while in-flight, as it gives them the chance to take a break and unwind……According to UK-based IFE Services, 3,194 aircraft were fitted with in-flight Wi-Fi at the end of 2012. By the end of 2015 it is estimated that $1.5 billion will be spent by passengers on in-flight connectivity services.

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