AirAsia X, the long-haul low-cost carrier, is aiming to enhance its onboard experience with the launch of in-flight entertainment for all passengers.
The new ‘Xcite Inflight Entertainment’ service will see the Malaysia-based airline provide passengers with tablet devices pre-loaded with TV shows, movies, games and magazine content.
The content will be available in five languages – English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese – and will be offered free-of-charge to all passengers in the premium cabin. Economy class passengers will be able to rent tablets for MYR60 (approx. US$13.40) whilst onboard, or MYR49 if they pre-book the service online.
“We are continuously looking for ways to give our guests an enhanced travelling experience with AirAsia X. The all-new Xcite Inflight Entertainment, which offers a wider range of content and an improved viewing device for a seamless viewing experience, will definitely give our guests value for their money. The content will also be regularly updated to ensure our guests are getting the best quality entertainment when they travel with us,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X.
The IFE content will be offered via a Huawei Mediapad 2 device, which features a 10.1-inch HD screen, along with headsets.
AirAsia X operates a fleet of 377-seat Airbus A330 aircraft on all its routes, each of which provides 12 flat-bed seats in the premium cabin and 365 economy class seats. The IFE service will not be available on flights to and from Auckland, Jeddah and Kathmandu.