Australian discount carrier & Qantas subsidiary Jetstar has
announced that it intends to introduce an in-flight entertainment solution with
the Apple iPad.
Jetstar’s iPad In-flight entertainment system will go into trials from
June this year on domestic routes and is expected to be rolled out across their
entire domestic and international network later this year.
Jetstar passengers should expect to pay $10 to rent the iPad.
The full media release from Jetstar can be read below:
airline to announce iPad trial for in-flight entertainment
Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar has announced it will trial
the newest and hottest new gadget in the world, the iPad, for onboard entertainment.
Jetstar will be one of the first airlines in the world to trial
iPads, to begin later in June on selected domestic routes across
The iPads will provide in-flight entertainment with movies, TV programs,
eBooks, music videos, games and CDs. Jetstar passengers can pay just
$10 to rent the iPad on board.
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan
said introducing the iPads was very exciting for Jetstar as it
anticipates huge demand for the hotly anticipated mobile device.
are really excited to commence the trial of the iPads, as we’re always
looking for ways to enhance our
customer’s Jetstar experience,” Mr Buchanan said.
the demand for the iPad so far, I anticipate it will have strong
appeal amongst our passengers.
addition to offering low fares, great customer service and more choice, it’s
important that we can provide the latest in innovative technology to
entertain our customers on board,” Mr
on demand for the iPads as part of the trial, we’ll be looking to roll out the
devices across our entire domestic and international network later in the year.”
Jetstar is working with in-flight entertainment specialist Bluebox
Avionics and Stellar Inflight to implement the trial.