Posted on: 07 July 2014 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa Systems claims more passengers are enjoying in-flight entertainment (IFE) on their own smartphones and tablets as its wireless IFE offering BoardConnect records a million app downloads.
To use BoardConnect the passenger must first download the app prior to the flight. It can be used with iOS, Android and conventional Windows devices including the Windows 8 operating system and is being provided for updated and new versions respectively. The app enables passengers to access a range of entertainment and information during a flight on their own smartphones, tablets or laptops.
The BoardConnect app is customised in the respective airline’s corporate design and allows its passengers to access the individual content on-board. The offer includes the latest blockbusters, video and audio channels, infotainment, games and personalised information about connecting flights or frequent flyer mileage status. Passengers can also choose their meals, send beverage requests to the crew and order items from the on-board shop.
“The fact that our app has been downloaded one million times shows us that BoardConnect is being embraced by passengers worldwide,” said Norbert Müller, Senior Vice President BoardConnect at Lufthansa System. “More and more passengers want to enjoy in-flight entertainment on their own smartphone, tablet or laptop.”