In-flight en­ter­tain­ment se­lec­tion ex­panded

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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.’’

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