FTE takes a look at how Asian airlines are embracing the latest technological developments to improve the in-flight passenger experience.
Air China has taken delivery of its first 747-8 Intercontinental, which is configured in a four-class layout and has a culturally inspired cabin interior.
Family Booths, Duo-seating, iPad-equipped crew, an onboard snack bar and destination-related bookings via the IFE system are among the many innovations.
Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has switched on its free Wi-Fi on one of its 737-800s, and a wider rollout is planned once the service has been fine-tuned.
All Nippon Airways has announced that its ANA Wi-Fi Service will be available on around 60 international and 100 domestic aircraft by the end of 2015.
Etihad Airways – winner of the ‘Best Up in the Air Experience’ at the FTE Awards 2014 – now offers Wi-Fi, mobile services and live TV on all 24 of its Boeing 777s.
Philippines-based Cebu Pacific Air has started a trial of the SKYfi club wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system alongside KID-Systeme GmbH.
Virgin Atlantic has selected Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity service, which will enable passengers to access high-speed Wi-Fi in-flight.
Panasonic Avionics has announced that it will introduce EMV-compliant Near Field Communication technology in its in-flight entertainment systems.
Mary Kirby explores how the collaboration between Panasonic Avionics and Recaro, and Lufthansa Systems’ semi-embedded IFE, could impact economy class travel.