As of 1 February, American Airlines will become the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access.
Passengers will be able to access to Apple Music to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi.
“Our customers want to make the most of their time when flying with us. That’s why we’re investing in high-speed Wi-Fi, the newest movies, live TV and now Apple Music,” said Janelle Anderson, vice president of global marketing at American. “Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.”
“For most travellers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music. “With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favourite songs and artists in the air and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”
To enjoy Apple Music during flight, customers on Viasat-equipped aircraft can connect to Wi-Fi at no cost and log in with their Apple Music subscription. Customers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription will be able to connect to Wi-Fi at no cost, sign up on-board and receive free access for three months.