Hawaiian Airlines announces iPad mini in-flight service
Saturday, August 31, 2013
On Thursday Apple for in-flight entertainment from September 1. The new gadget would be served on 14 routes connecting with mainland , , and the .announced all their aircraft would be fitted with made by
Passengers inwould be able to use the tablet for free while passengers would need to pay 15 when purchasing the service before boarding (or $17 if purchased during the flight). The airline offered such price with the help of Bluebox Avionics, a company specializing in in-flight services.
The airline has purchased 1,500 iPad minis to replace old in-flight entertainment devices. Each tablet would have at least 100 hours of newmovies.
The new service was planned to be introduced on flights connectingwith , , , , , , , , , , and ; and with San Jose, Oakland, and Seattle.
The carrier becomes the first US airline to offer iPads as an in-flight service. In 2010, a subsidiary of , became the first airline in the world to introduce such a service in a test pilot on two services from . During the next few years , , and joined in. In March Qantas began offering iPads on flights connecting and .
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