Philippine Airlines opts for new OnAir wireless IFEC system

Philippine Airlines has introduced to its new international routes, OnAir’s latest wireless in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) product OnAir Play.

Philippine Airlines claims to now be the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific to provide its passengers with fully integrated connectivity and in-flight entertainment (IFE).

OnAir Play combines multimedia IFE with Internet OnAir allowing passengers to stream or download the on-demand content they choose to their own personal electronic devices. Time-critical information, such as live news and sports highlights, will also be constantly updated throughout the flight.

Philippine Airlines’ passengers can choose from a wide selection of movies catering to all type of passengers. The magazines available on the e-reader feature of OnAir Play include Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveller, Vanity Fair, and National Geographic. The next stage is to include the digital version of the duty free catalogue.

OnAir Play is designed to offer a low-cost, flexible upgrade from OnAir’s existing connectivity products. Airlines can also brand OnAir products to ensure brand consistency across the complete passenger experience.

“There is no doubt that merging entertainment with connectivity provides a fun way of spending time during the flight,” commented Ramon Ang, President of Philippine Airlines. “Our passengers can now access the content they want, when they want it, on the device of their choice.”

OnAir Play will be retrofitted to Philippine Airlines’ A330s, which already have Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir systems. The product will be gradually rolled out across the network.

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