Posted on: 23 February 2012 by Mark Howells
As of April 2012, Virgin Australia is set to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as a new inflight entertainment (IFE) offering on a majority of the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 and Embraer E190 aircraft.
The Galaxy Tab will principally be for Business Class passengers and will be available to them on all sectors. Economy Class guests will be able to rent the Galaxy Tab on flights over three hours, responding to customer demand for inflight entertainment on longer sectors.
Martin Daley, Group Executive Product and Guest Services for Virgin Australia, explained that the selection of the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 was made due to the featured high resolution graphics and superb sound, and that this state of the art device was the perfect choice to experience the next generation of inflight entertainment.
“During this first phase, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be provided to guests pre-loaded with a range of movies, television and audio programs to keep guests entertained and informed,” Mr Daley added. “Phase II will see the roll-out of the leading edge Wi-Fi system developed by Lufthansa Systems. In Phase II guests will have access to a wide range of products including video and audio streaming delivered on demand to their own personal electronic devices, Wi-Fi enabled laptops or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.”
The Wi-Fi inflight entertainment system will also include a selection of games for adults and children including arcade style games, and service and product information including destination/airport guides, travel offers and Velocity information.