Small Planet Airlines has begun offering virtual reality (VR) in-flight entertainment on board some of its aircraft following a partnership with Inflight VR, service provider Newrest’ TRE³ and connectivity provider AirFi.
The service will initially be available on its Airbus A320s that are operated from Amsterdam to destinations in southern Europe. After a successful implementation in the Netherlands, the plan is to progressively expand the service to further destinations towards the end of the year.
“We are very proud to be the first to offer this new in-flight entertainment feature to our passengers,” said Lina Griciuviene, head of in-flight services division at Small Planet Airlines. “Being a fairly new player in the leisure travel field, we want to offer the best and most advanced, and are convinced this all new Inflight VR concept will greatly contribute to making the travel experience on board our aircraft much more pleasant, while also helping us push our ancillary revenues to the next level.”
“We are the largest AirFi user in the world. Every day on board our 28 aircraft there are around 200 AirFi boxes flying around, and our largest base in Katowice (Poland) accommodates 80 of them. As a young company, we are always hungry for new. So that is why we are extremely happy that we can put some innovation on-board and participate in the new project together with Inflight VR,” added Piotr Bozyk, senior inflight specialist at Small Planet Airlines and responsible for the AirFi project.
Programme contents have been developed in with AirFi, and are fully tailored to Small Planet’s specific requirements and adapted to the in-flight environment, hereby avoiding any risk of potential motion sickness.
Written by: Alexander Preston
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