Australian low-cost airline Jetstar has become the first airline to offer its passengers, the access to iPads for in-flight entertainment. The new application will enable passengers to watch preloaded films, TV programmes, read e-books, as well as listen to music or play games. However, internet access will be disabled in line with Jetstar’s in-flight regulations.
The passengers who wish to rent an iPad need to shell out $ 8.40 per flight on domestic services. The carrier also plans to expand the service to international routes later this year. During the trial, Jetstar will equip domestic aircrafts with 30 iPads in order to assess passenger’s interest and demand. Based on the data collected, the airline will evaluate if it wants to introduce this service fleet-wide or not.