Jet Airways plans in-flight Wi-Fi roll-out

Jet Airways plans in-flight Wi-Fi roll-out

Jet Airways has announced the introduction of an in-flight entertainment streaming service.

The service enables wireless streaming of movies, TV programmes, a wide genre of music and interactive games directly onto guests’ Wi-Fi enabled personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops on Jet Airways flights. 

Jet Airways has developed the new system in collaboration with Global Eagle Entertainment, a global leader in media content, technology and connectivity solutions to the travel industry.

The streaming service will be introduced on the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in the Jet Airways fleet starting from the second quarter of 2016.

The airline further plans to upgrade from a streaming service to a full broadband satellite connectivity in the future, (subject to regulatory approvals), allowing guests to enjoy services such as internet surfing, e-mail, social media, connecting flight information, instant messaging, real time travel services and destination deals.

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Jet Airways will offer the unique features in phases with a user-friendly, interactive interface, enabling guests to stream their selection from the wide range of multilingual content available on board. 

Gaurang Shetty, senior vice president. commercial, Jet Airways, said: “Jet Airways has constantly innovated to adopt new age technologies to enhance the guest experience.

“This best-in-class, customer-focused initiative will provide superior entertainment and communication options to guests and we are confident it will set new benchmarks by delivering high quality, global entertainment content to guests’ personal devices.”