Hawaiian Airlines Will Offer iPad Mini for In-Flight Entertainment

Posted by at 11:30 am on August 30, 2013

Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines is set to offer the Apple iPad mini to passengers on its 767-300 fleet. The initiative equips 14 planes with the technology by September 1, with 1,400 tablets being distributed to cover the hub routes from Honolulu to the American mainland, and other locations in the South Pacific on 14 routes.

Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian Airlines vice president of product development, said that “With the help of Bluebox Avionics, we’re building on our acclaimed inflight service by incorporating the latest in popular consumer tech products to enhance our in-flight entertainment options.”

THrough the mini, users will be able to view over 100 hours of video, and supplements the current in-fought entertainment system. The seat-back video displays will be retained and used in parallel with the iPad option.

The service is being offered free to passengers in Business class seating. Economy passengers need to reserve the device at the gate for $17 per flight.

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