Posted on: 03 October 2019 by Kimberley Young
Emirates has revealed its most popular channels on board for the first time.
Offering up to 1,500 movies from all genres and in 44 languages, Superhero films ruled the roost over summer with selections from Japanese manga, the Marvel Studios and the DC universe. In June, the most popular movie watched on board was Captain Marvel. Alita: Battle Angel took the top spot in July, while Avengers: End Game was the most watched movie in August.
Bollywood movies are the most popular non-English language films on board.
The most popular category was “New Movies” which included hits like A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, followed by Disney classics – a selection of 50 Disney hits ranging from 1951 classic Alice in Wonderland to this year’s Aladdin. The third most popular category across all sectors and regions was Bollywood films, the most popular non-English language films on board.
In the last three months, the Emmy award-winning series Chernobyl from HBO was the most watched TV show on ice, while the most watched documentary was African Cats, a 2011 nature documentary film about a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs trying to survive in the African savannah.
In terms of children’s entertainment, the most popular kid’s show was Paw Patrol.
The most popular language studied on board via uTalk language lessons was Arabic.
Emirates’ entire fleet is Wi-Fi enabled and Emirates provides free Wi-Fi across all classes – a choice of 20MB complimentary data to use on any app or 2 hours of unlimited text messaging on popular messaging apps. More than 1 million passengers logged on to Wi-Fi each month over summer and 40% of travellers over summer chose the unlimited free text messaging option to keep in touch with family and friends.
Wi-Fi is most popular on flights to North America with the highest number of users logging on to Wi-Fi and by volume of data consumed. Emirates flights to Houston consume most data on board when compared to the rest of the network.
The most viewed live TV channel on board was Sport 24, as passengers watched the NBA Finals, the French Open, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final over summer.