Silkair Trials Inflight Entertainment Streaming

Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary Silkair has commenced trials of new inflight entertainment streaming technology. One of the airline’s Airbus A320 jets will offer the wireless system on flights to and from its Singapore base.

 

Partnering Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Silkair will stream movies, television programming and music directly to passengers’ personal devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The service will be complimentary to all passengers for the duration of the trial, complementing the airline’s existing overhead screen-based entertainment system.

 

Silkair is looking to introduce the streaming technology to the rest of its fleet as it updates its hard product. The carrier has refitted its existing Airbus A319 and A320 jets with updated interiors and will welcome the first of 54 new Boeing 737s next year.

 

Wireless entertainment streaming has grown increasingly popular amongst airlines, allowing the option of eliminating heavy inflight entertainment systems while offering more programming variety and flexibility to passengers. Silkair’s low cost affiliate Scoot, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Gol, Qantas and Virgin America are amongst the carriers offering streaming inflight entertainment.

 

For more information, visit www.silkair.com.

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