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One year after closing its merger with US Airways, American Airlines is looking ahead to 2015 and beyond with more than $2 billion in investments, which will include fully lie-flat seats, international WiFi, and more inflight entertainment options.
Air France and Orange will offer Wi-Fi access onboard two Airbus A320s on short and medium-haul networks during a three-month trial phase, from summer 2015. This will allow passengers to surf the internet, read their emails, watch live TV, or enjoy their favourite series.
Japan Airlines’ new B787-8 has been equipped with the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system, making it the first airline in Asia to carry the state-of-the-art technology.
Increased passenger comfort is at the heart of KLM’s new-look 777-200 economy and business class cabins, which include a next-gen IFE system.
A partnership between Southwest Airlines and Beats Music means passengers can now access bespoke playlists on their own electronic devices.
Hong Kong-based Dragonair will introduce its new StudioKA wireless IFE system on its A320s, and upgrade the Business and Economy Class products.
Virgin Atlantic’s new 787 Dreamliner has entered service and passengers can make use of Panasonic’s eXConnect Ku-band Wi-Fi service, plus Vera Touch 2 IFE.
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