Australian airline Qantas has announced that it will be supplying iPads to its passengers on some of its Boeing 767 aircraft. The devices will give its customers access to over 200 hours of in-flight entertainment.
Hindustan Times on Tuesday carried a report that the Australian carrier would be adding iPads to the in-flight amenities for all classes flying between Sydney and Honolulu on 767 aircraft. The devices will integrate with Q Streaming, the company’s in-flight entertainment system, allowing them to tap into the plane’s onboard Wi-Fi.
Passengers will initially have access to movies, music, and television shows. Future updates will give access to interactive games, digital newspapers and magazines, and travel and business apps.
Apple’s iPad is part of the effort qantas is making to upgrade the experience on its flights. All 767 aircraft have been refurbished, including new carpeting, lighting, curtains, and cabin dividers. Leather seat covers have been installed in Business Class.
Apple’s iPad and iPhone have proven to be popular forms of entertainment for airline passengers, as a recent study showed that 84% of all in-flight Wi-Fi usage was by iOS devices.