Jet Airways will introduce a new in-flight service for streaming of entertainment content directly to wi-fi enabled personal devices of the passengers.
The airline would offer in-flight entertainment (IFE) streaming service in phases and enable passengers to stream their selection from the wide range of multilingual content available inboard.
“The streaming service will be introduced on the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in the Jet Airways fleet starting from the second quarter of 2016,” it said in a statement today.
Streaming of content can be done through wireless mode to wi-fi enabled personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The new system has been developed in collaboration with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Jet Airways said it also plans to upgrade from a streaming service to a full broadband satellite connectivity in the future, subject to regulatory approvals.
Such a move would allow passengers to enjoy services such as Internet surfing, e-mail, social media, connecting flight information, instant messaging, real time travel services and destination deals, it added.
Jet Airways Group operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.