Friday, 18 November 2011

Fancy watching Corrie at 32,000 ft? Better fly Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways have announced that they have done a deal with Panasonic to provide live in-flight televison on board its long-haul aircraft. The deal is to last 10 years and is valued at more than $1bn to the technology company. It will see its eX2 and eX3 IFEC systems installed on 100 new planes in addition to the 16 aircraft that are already equipped with the technology.

The state of the art systems offer broadband internet and live TV for passengers on board and will be seen on future Etihad Airbus A380s, Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs and Airbus A350 XWBs. 

Commenting on the move, Etihad CEO James Hogan said: “It is essential that we offer the most engaging and dynamic in-flight entertainment for our guests – especially on long-haul flights."

Which programme could you not live without whilst you were on holiday?