In-flight entertainment selection expanded
Business-class passengers travelling on flights operated by Fiji Airways’ B737 fleet are offered iPads for in-flight entertainment (IFE) with pre-loaded movies, TV shows and music.
The new iPad-based IFE provides business-class customers a choice of 23 movies, 19 television shows and a range of music. It is intended that on-board entertainment selection on the iPad IFE will increase, offering more than 100 hours of in-flight entertainment.
The B737 fleet operates on flights to and from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. ‘‘This is an exciting product upgrade for businessclass guests on our B737 fleet, and offers them convenience and choices we haven’t been able to offer before on this aircraft type,’’ says David Bowden, Fiji Airways’ CFO.
‘‘This new audio-visual enhancement includes the latest movies and TV shows along with the classics. Coupled with our award-winning in-flight service, wines, and menu, we can now bring the B737 business class experience to match that of our A330s.’’
The iPad-based IFE enhancement is part of the Fiji Airways overall upgrade on IFE content across its entire fleet. The airline has signed an agreement with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., (GEE) for provision of onboard entertainment content. This includes increased movie and TV show selections on both aircraft types (B737s and A330s) and the ability to offer in-flight video advertising. ‘‘Fiji Airways is stepping up its content game with a creative approach that is on par with other leading airlines,’’ says Amir Samnani, senior vice president of content services for Global Eagle Entertainment. Both Fiji Airways and Global Eagle are committed to a whole new level innovations focused on providing the very best experience.’’