Hawaiian Airways to supply iPad minis for in-flight leisure on 14 planes

Hawaiian Airlines to offer iPad minis for in-flight entertainment on 14 planes

Beginning September 1st, individuals flying Hawaiian Airways will get the prospect to spend some R&R time with an iPad mini hundreds of ft within the air. It is all because of the corporate contracting Blue Avionics to modify its present in-flight leisure methods (IES) with 1,500 miniature iPads on 14 Boeing 767-300 planes. Enterprise class passengers can stream films and exhibits at no cost, however in contrast to American Airways’ Galaxy Tab program out there solely to premium seats, anybody onboard can lease a teensy pill. Positive, it’s going to value them $15 for the perk — $17, in the event that they determined to take action on a whim whereas already on the aircraft — however the present system will value them the identical quantity anyway. iPads on planes aren’t something new — AA and Alaska Airways have each ditched flight manuals for his or her digital counterparts, whereas Qantas and Jetstar Airways have been renting them out for years. Nevertheless, HA is the primary U.S. airline to supply iPads for in-flight leisure, and a few patrons may see that as a welcome change.

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Hawaiian Airways to Supply Private Digital Tablets on B767 Routes

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airways, Hawai’i’s largest and longest serving airline, will carry its award-profitable in-flight service on September 1 when it turns into the one U.S. service to supply the Apple iPad mini on all of its large-physique Boeing 767-300 plane.

The airline has contracted Bluebox Avionics, a worldwide supplier of moveable In-flight Leisure (IFE) options to airline carriers, to deploy 1,500 iPad minis on 14 B767 plane serving 14 routes between Hawai’i and the U.S. Mainland, Asia and South Pacific. The iPad minis will exchange all present moveable leisure methods on all of Hawaiian Airways’ B767 routes.

“Hawaiian Airways’ signature on-board hospitality is already highly regarded with vacationers, however we needed to go even additional to make sure our clients’ journey expertise is extra gratifying,” stated Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian Airways vice chairman of product improvement. “With the assistance of Bluebox Avionics, we’re constructing on our acclaimed inflight service by incorporating the newest in well-liked shopper tech merchandise to reinforce our in-flight leisure choices.”

With the iPad mini, Hawaiian Airways vacationers can take pleasure in greater than one hundred hours of the newest Hollywood releases, tv exhibits, and quite a lot of thrilling interactive video games at their fingertips. The iPad minis are complimentary in Enterprise Class on all B767 routes and out there for lease in Financial system Class for $15 if reserved at departure gate previous to boarding ($17 if bought in-flight), topic to availability, on North America, Brisbane, and Pago Pago routes.

“We’re delighted to be working with Hawaiian Airways as our first U.S. shopper to deploy the Bluebox Ai IFE answer on the iPad mini,” stated David Brown, joint managing director of Bluebox Avionics. “At Bluebox Avionics, we perceive the significance of the necessity for top-high quality passenger expertise aboard the plane, and we’re additionally properly-tuned to offering capabilities which are easy and environment friendly for our airline companions to handle.”

Hawaiian Airways at present operates the large-physique, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 plane between Honolulu and Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Seattle, Phoenix within the U.S.; Fukuoka and Sendai, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; Papeete, Tahiti; and Pago Pago, American Samoa. As well as, Hawaiian Airways B767 routes additionally embrace service between Kahului, Maui and San Jose, Oakland and Seattle.

Hawaiian Airways can also be the one service flying between the U.S. Mainland and Hawai’i to supply complimentary meals in Financial system Class. Including to the enjoyment of the journey expertise on Hawaiian Airways is the service’s signature onboard hospitality program, Mea Ho’okipa (translation: I’m host). Vacationers will take pleasure in island-type complimentary meals and made-in-Hawai’i snacks to go together with Hawaiian Airways’ partaking presentation of the islands’ tradition, individuals and Aloha Spirit all through the flight.

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