Friday, September 02, 2016

Jet Airways launches wireless in-flight entertainment

Mumbai : Jet Airways has begun offering wireless streaming of in-flight entertainment on its domestic flights.

At present the service is available on six Boeing 737 aircraft and it allows passengers to watch movies, television shows, listen to music or play games on their personal devices for free. Two of these aircraft operate Mumbai-Delhi sector. The service will be extended to airline's 75 Boeing 737 aircraft by next March.

Jet Airways is second airline after Vistara to introduce the service in Indian skies. Vistara however has not extended the service beyond one aircraft and still runs it as a trial. On Friday Dragonair, a Cathay Pacific group airline, too announced launch of on board wireless entertainment on its A320 aircraft on Hong Kong-Kolkata route.

Jet Airways has said it will offer full broad band satellite connectivity to allow users to surf internet and send emails from the plane and is in discussions with vendors for the same. Satellite connectivity will be offered upon receipt of regulatory approvals.
02/09/16 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard
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