Passengers flying with Finnair will soon be able to rent Samsung Tab 3 tablets, which come pre-loaded with movies, music and digital newspapers. The service will be introduced on 1 November and is being added as part of the airline’s 90th anniversary celebrations. Passengers will be able to rent the tablets for €10 on the airline’s new A321 aircraft.
The in-flight entertainment (IFE) on Finnair’s long-haul flights will also be upgraded, with the number of movies and TV programmes offered on demand set to nearly double.
Jouni Oksanen, Director of Customer Entertainment, Finnair, said: “Tablet computing clearly has the potential to revolutionise in-flight entertainment, as tablet systems are much lighter and easier to keep up-to-date from an operations point of view, while also offering the customer a much richer and more interactive entertainment experience.
“If tablet-based entertainment proves to be successful on these new aircraft, we will of course continue to evaluate the possibility of implementation across the fleet.”