Jetstar to trial iPads for inflight entertainment

Coming soon: rent an iPad on Jetstar flights!

This piece of news may interest you jet-setters:

Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar has announced it will trial the newest and hottest new gadget in the world, the iPad, for onboard entertainment.

Jetstar will be one of the first airlines in the world to trial iPads, to begin later this month on selected domestic routes across Australia.

The iPads will provide in-flight entertainment with movies, TV programs, eBooks, music videos, games and CDs. Jetstar passengers can pay just $10 to rent the iPad on board.

Jetstar Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said introducing the iPads was very exciting for Jetstar as it anticipates huge demand for the hotly anticipated mobile device.

“We are really excited to commence the trial of the iPads, as we’re always looking for ways to enhance our customer’s Jetstar experience,” Mr Buchanan said.

“Given the demand for the iPad so far, I anticipate it will have strong appeal amongst our passengers.

“In addition to offering low fares, great customer service and more choice, it’s important that we can provide the latest in innovative technology to entertain our customers on board,” Mr Buchanan said.

“Based on demand for the iPads as part of the trial, we’ll be looking to roll out the devices across our entire domestic and international network later in the year.

Jetstar is working with in-flight entertainment specialist Bluebox Avionics and Stellar Inflight to implement the trial.

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