Posted on: 04 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Alaska Airlines is adding a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) offering on-board its flights by the end of the year, allowing passengers to use their own personal electronic devices to view movies, TV and other content.
The new wireless IFE system is Gogo Vision, offering passengers access to more than 100 movies, 50 TV shows and other content on their own laptop, tablet or smart phone. Prices for Gogo Vision will range from under $6 for movies and under $3 for TV content.
The improvements are part of the airline’s $100 million investment in upgrading the cabins of its 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft, including seats that feature both a personal space-enhancing design and 110-volt and USB power outlets. Alaska Airline's aims to have half of its fleet modified with the new seats and 36 airplanes equipped with power outlets by this Summer. The carrier expects to finish upgrades to its fleet and offer the new IFE system on flights starting this Autumn.