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SilkAir introduces wireless IFE system

SilkAir, the regional subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has unveiled its new wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) offering, SilkAir Studio, on-board its Boeing 737 fleet.

SilkAir Studio will complement the airline's existing overhead IFE system. Once it is switched on, passengers will be able to stream blockbuster hits, short features, as well as chart-topping music to their personal laptops and handheld devices throughout their flights. All programmes will be refreshed on a regular basis.

For flights above two hours, tablets will be offered to Business Class passengers.

“Following the introduction of our new Boeing fleet in February, we are excited to introduce this new wireless in-flight entertainment system, SilkAir Studio, to our customers,” commented SilkAir Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng. “It is a service that will give passengers an innovative new way to enjoy entertainment content in the air, using personal devices of their choice to enjoy the latest and greatest programming from our SilkAir library.”

The launch of this new system follows a successful trial conducted by SilkAir on one of its aircraft in December 2013. The airline plans to progressively implement SilkAir Studio on most A319 and A320 aircraft by the end of 2014.

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