Qantas have announced that they
plan to introduce a new Inflight Entertainment program from August on both
their Domestic and International services. The new program will feature two new
hosts Melbourne Model Pia Miller and TV Presenter David Whitehill.
Along with this they have also
announced that Qantas A380 passengers will be able to use the inflight
entertainment system for longer, with the system being made available from the
moment a passenger is boards a Qantas A380 aircraft until the moment they
depart, with this change headsets will be head sets will be handed out and
collected at both boarding and disembark.
The full media release from Qantas can be read below:
QANTAS LAUNCHES NEW INFLIGHT
SYDNEY, 15 July 2010: Qantas today announced it would
launch a new inflight entertainment program on all Qantas domestic and
international flights from August.
As part of the refresh of its inflight entertainment, Qantas
introduced two new hosts to its inflight program Welcome Aboard; well
known Melbourne model and presenter Pia Miller and television travel presenter
Pia and David will present the latest lifestyle news,
product innovations and special offers from Qantas each month.
Qantas had previously worked with both Pia and David, Pia as
Ambassador for the 2010 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix and David who
brought us all the news from South Africa on the Qantas Socceroos, and knew
they were the right choice for Welcome Aboard.
From next month, Welcome Aboard, (the Qantas inflight
program which offers passengers the latest travel and lifestyle news from
across the Qantas network), will have a new look and graphics, a new
contemporary style and will feature more destinations across Australia.
Qantas has also commissioned young emerging artist Vanessa
Jade to produce a theme song titled My My for its domestic inflight
entertainment. Recorded this month in Sydney, the song is an acoustic style
track, contemporary and upbeat.
Also new to the Qantas inflight entertainment team is
respected finance consultant Alan Kohler who will present Talking Business and
one of Australia’s most versatile, well known composers and conductors, Guy
Nobel, will now host the symphony channel.
This month Qantas will also provide customers with the
ability to enjoy Qantas’ inflight entertainment on its A380 fleet for longer,
making the entertainment system available from the moment customers board the
aircraft until the moment they disembark.
accompany this offering, headsets will not be collected from passengers until
after disembarkation. Qantas will roll out this offering to a number of
international and domestic fleets in the future.