Virgin Australia today revealed the
first phase of its inflight connectivity roadmap which will see the use of
inflight Wi-Fi to deliver various inflight entertainment options to passenger’s
Wi-Fi enabled laptops and personal hand-held devices.
Martin Daley Group Executive for Product
and Guest Services said that Virgin Australia new Inflight entertainment system
known as BoardConnect will be produced and installed in collaboration with
So we will we see BoardConnect on the
first Virgin Australia aircraft? Martin Daley says we can expect the first
systems to be installed by mid 2012.
system, considered to be at the leading edge of inflight entertainment
technology, provides guests with a wide range of products including video and
audio streaming delivered on demand to personal entertainment devices or Wi-Fi
new entertainment system will provide guests with more options than ever before
to tailor their inflight entertainment experience to their personal tastes
along with the freedom to choose how and when they access inflight
latest product release, combined with our new Business Class and Economy Class
cabin environment, further enhances the inflight experience,” he said.
Virgin Australia’s BoardConnect is
expected to provide the following features to passengers:
Ability to control and view content
from personal entertainment devices (PEDs) and WiFi enabled laptops;
Extensive range of movies, television
and audio content;
On demand controls to start, stop,
rewind, fast forward and pause content;
Selection of games for adults and
children including arcade style games in future releases; and
Service and Product information
including destination / airport guides, travel offers and Velocity information
in future releases.
Which services will be the first to
see the BoardConnect system?
It’s a little too early to expect
comment on which services will be the first to see the BoardConnect system,
however our bets are on the longer domestic and international services, such as
Sydney to Perth and Sydney to LAX