Posted on: 28 October 2014 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus has implemented in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) services from Panasonic, Deutsche Telekom and Aeromobile, meaning passengers travelling in business class on transatlantic flights will soon have access to complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi on personal electronic devices (PEDs), as well as the ability to send and receive texts and data on mobile phones.
The airline’s new business class product was created with four elements in mind: sleep, work, dine and relax. Passengers in ‘work’ mode can make use of built-in power points with universal sockets and USB power outlets. Work lights with a dimming feature are also standard on all seats.
Aer Lingus has focused heavily on giving passengers the space to work, creating ample stowage space. Mini-tablets can be stored under the personal monitor, whilst there are also separate, specially designed stowage spaces for laptops and pockets for mobile phones.
Panasonic’s ex2 IFE system will offer 50% more new releases and 100% more television programmes (including box-sets such as Game of Thrones and True Detective), available for business passengers to watch on multi-touch 16’’ high definition monitors from gate-to-gate. HD games are also available, and there’s a massage function in the seat for extra comfort.
Finally, a new ‘Ireland Channel’ will be launched, showcasing the best of Ireland in terms of television, tourism, business and Aer Lingus developments.