Scoot Pte Ltd. a Singapore-based low-cost long-haul airline has made use of Apple's iPads instead on the old fashion in-flight television sets, fixed on the back side of the airline seats headrest and have managed to increase there seating capacity by nearly 40 percent.
Campbell Wilson, CEO for Scoot said that giving away the age old TVs the airline has managed to make its planes 7 percent lighter. He said that by using the iPads we have been able to create more number of seats on each plane, leading to overall reduction in per flight cost. He mentioned that by they will be able to continue offering cheap flights to their passengers without any hindrance, even when other airline might have to increase their air fares due to ongoing price hike in air fuel.
iPads will come pre-loaded with movies, games, music and televisions programs. The airline will be offering these gadgets free of charge to their business class passengers and will be charging $17 per device from their economy class passengers. In the coming days the airline will also provide the facility of Wi-Fi in their planes for the convenience of their valued passengers.