Australian airline now offers iPad entertainment service

Posted on Nov 9 2011 - 2:21pm by Robert

Australia’s low-cost airline Jetstar will now offer passengers free use of the Apple iPad as an option for in-flight entertainment. Starting November 9, the new service feature will be made available on flights that go for two hours or longer.

The airline enables the viewing of music, movies and TV shows, as well as a lineup of emagazines, ebooks and games that can be enjoyed more being viewed on a high resolution touch screen.

The Apple iPads made their debut on a flight from Auckland to Melbourne. The airline’s long haul travelers out of New Zealand and Australia will be able to rent the tablet by next month, according to a statement by the company.

According to Bruce Buchanan, Jetstar Group’s chief executive officer, iPads will give customers a wonderful in-flight entertainment experience. He also boasted that Jetstar is the first airline in the world to offer its customers entertainment using the iPad technology.

“Doing things first and doing them differently are keys to Jetstar’s success. We’ve listened to our customers and know in-flight entertainment is an important part of their overall travel experience, so we’ve made sure the new iPads offer the very best viewing experience,” Buchanan said in a statement. “We’ve worked with major motion picture houses to ensure that our customers have access to the latest release movies, a first for the industry. We’ve also collaborated with the industry to and will also offer next-generation games for customers using the iPad in-flight.”

What do you think of the new feature? Should UK airlines offer iPads as an in-flight entertainment option?

 

via: Cult of Mac

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