flydubai expands HD Hollywood movie offering on low-cost flights

flydubai has become the first airline in the world to show high definition movies from all six major Hollywood studios.

The airline introduced its In-Flight Entertainment system in December 2010 with HD films from Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Now, two years later, the HD debut of The Bourne Legacy from NBCUniversal has brought the full spectrum onboard.

flydubai also has HD titles from Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai, said: “From day one, we have aimed to offer our passengers the best in-flight experience and the IFE is a significant part of this.

“The team has worked incredibly hard to forge relationships with these studios to bring the widest variety of entertainment to flydubai, ensuring our customers have unparalleled choice and viewing quality.”

As the launch customer for the Fiber-To-The-Screen system by Lumexis, flydubai became the first airline in the world to show HD movies simultaneously to every seat back.

The feat was achieved thanks to the system’s fibre optic technology, which provides a much higher bandwidth and faster data transfer than copper networks.