Emirates has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, offering passengers larger screens and a greater amount of content.
Currently being introduced on the airline’s new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 aircraft, the IFE system will offer 32-inch screens in first class (up from 27 inches), 23-inch screens in business class (same as before) and 13.3-inch screens in economy (up from 12.1 inches).
The system will also offer three times the amount of audio and visual content, with 2,186 channels of on-demand entertainment and 1,230 music channels, equating to around 4,300 hours of content. This includes more than 50 full TV box sets and close to 600 movies. The enhanced system is available in 14 languages.
“We continually upgrade our fleet, as well as our products and services on board to ensure an unparalleled travel experience,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ divisional vice president of customer experience.
“In addition to the technology, Emirates also puts emphasis on curating our award-winning in-flight entertainment system and we always aim to surpass industry benchmarks. Our new generation ice system elevates the viewing experience, and offers passengers the most comprehensive movie and TV selection on any airline.”
The new aircraft also come equipped with USB ports and PC power outlets on all seats, allowing passengers to charge their personal electronic devices. In-flight Wi-Fi is now available on 142 Emirates aircraft, while 72 jets offer live TV.