Euronews is now available on easyJet’s new “Air Time” IFE portal, delivered via the airline’s on-board wireless network.
The Euronews’ inflight offer on easyJet includes international news, business, culture, sci-tech and European affairs, all available in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The “Air Time” inflight entertainment and services platform has been developed in partnership with Barcelona-based company Immfly, which also offers Euronews on Iberia Express, Volotea and XL Airways.
easyJet has also partnered with Rakuten to provide movies on the “Air Time” service, which was initially available on only five aircraft from this autumn.
When announced, Arjen van de Vall, President, Rakuten Europe said:”Rakuten is very excited about the opportunity to partner with easyJet and to support the creation of a winning inflight entertainment proposition.
“We are confident Rakuten can bring strong value and create a high-quality showcase of its services through the on-board Immfly platform offering a best-in-class user experience.”
Easyjet says some of the entertainment available on “Air Time” will include TV titles such as superhero series “Legion” and comedy “Modern Family” as well as a range of family favourites and box office hits.
At the Apex Expo in Long Beach in September, easyJet said it plans to launch “Air Time” across its entire fleet in due course.
It said “Air Time” will enable easyJet customers to tune in to a wide range of short-haul suited entertainment including TV and film, kids entertainment, games and audio books as well as easyJet flight information and destination guides, on their own devices. It added the system will also feature services such as on-board language tutorials and “digital pacifiers”.
easyJet’s Director of Digital and Marketing, James Millett, said: “We look to the latest technology to enhance our customer’s travel experiences at every stage of their interaction with us from searching and browsing for a flight through to stepping off the aircraft in their destination.
“The [Air Time] announcement shows real progress and leadership in this area.”