Fiji Airways, which operates flights to Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, recently announced that it will be offering its customers iPads for in-flight entertainment. The airline said the customers booking business class tickets on its Boeing 737 fleet would be provided iPads with pre-loaded music, movies and TV shows.
The entertainment upgrade in business class became effective from November 1, 2015. The recent move of Fiji Airways is aimed at establishing itself as a world-class boutique airline.
The airline’s business class customers will be offered a choice of 19 TV shows, 23 movies and a range of music in the new iPad based in-flight entertainment. However, the premium customers will be able to avail over 100 hours of in-flight entertainment options on board their flights by March 2016. The airline is presently operating a fleet of Boeing 737 aircrafts to/from Hawaii, Australia - Sydney, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
David Bowden, Acting CEO of Fiji Airways, said, “The airline has initiated an exciting product upgrade for its privileged customers travelling in business class on its Boeing 737 fleet. The prime objective is to offer a wide range of choices and convenience to the customers which they couldn’t be offered earlier.”
Bowden further said that the new audio-visual upgrade would be an on-demand service, and would include popular TV shows, latest movies along with classics. The experience of flying in Boeing 737 business class would now be at par with Fiji Airways’ present Airbus A330 fleet.