Posted on: 22 November 2013 by Mark Howells
QantasLink is aiming to enhance the in-flight experience on its Boeing 717 aircraft serving select Canberra routes by providing passengers with iPads for in-flight entertainment (IFE) and adding a Business Class cabin.
The first upgraded 110-seat jet has commenced operations on flights from Canberra-Brisbane, Canberra-Melbourne and Canberra-Sydney.
All passengers will have individual iPad technology for their IFE. Business Class passengers will be provided with iPads, whilst Economy class passengers will receive iPad minis.
“These upgraded Boeing 717s will have superior seats, in-flight entertainment for all customers and premium food and drinks," said QantasLink Executive Manager, John Gissing.
QantasLink recently announced it would be upgrading five of its B717 aircraft to include Business Class. The remaining four B717 aircraft will be progressively introduced to the fleet over the coming months.
The B717 line maintenance will be conducted by QantasLink in Canberra. The upgraded aircraft will be operated by the airline’s B717 specialists, Cobham.