Posted on: 27 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Japanese carrier, ANA, has chosen OnAir’s infotainment portal to provide its passengers with access to free in-flight entertainment (IFE) content.
The portal contains both English and Japanese programmes, from a range of categories including news, business, arts and culture, technology, and sports. The content is updated via satellite connectivity.
Alongside the infotainment portal, passengers using OnAir’s in-flight Wi-Fi product, Internet OnAir, will be able to use their smartphone, tablets and laptops to send emails, update social media sites, surf the internet and more.
ANA is set to launch its OnAir Wi-Fi service on selected international flights between Japan and Asia, before being added onto other European and North American routes. The in-flight connectivity service is being retrofitted to the airline’s B767-300 and B777-300 aircraft and is provided in partnership with JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc., a joint venture of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Inmarsat Solutions.
The ANA announcement also marks the first time a B767-300 has been retrofitted with OnAir services, meaning that OnAir’s services are now available on all types of aircraft.