Star Alliance trials virtual reality entertainment in CDG and FCO lounges


The Inflight VR headsets will be trialled in Star Alliance lounges in Paris and Rome over a period of three months.

Guests in Star Alliance lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airports can trial virtual reality (VR) entertainment up until the end of January 2019.

Using headsets provided by Inflight VR, guests can enjoy fully immersive video content including short films and documentaries, and experience exotic destinations in virtual reality. The devices also offer children’s content and specially created content to help travellers relax, such as guided meditation. 

“We are very pleased to see Star Alliance interested in offering its guests the benefit of virtual reality in their lounges,” said Moritz Engler, CEO of Inflight VR, which is a member of the FTE Startup Hub.

“This is a further demonstration of the versatility of our product which can be similarly used in the air and on the ground.”

Following the three-month trial, Star Alliance will assess user feedback and consider whether to pursue a permanent deployment with Inflight VR. 

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