ENP Newswire -
Release date- 31072014 -
Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer
'We are investing in further improvements to the interiors of our Boeing 737-800 aircraft, to improve the in-flight experience for our customers and provide more consistent access to on demand entertainment,'
'In addition to refreshing the look and feel of the cabin and improving seat comfort, some aircraft will also have improvements to in-flight entertainment for customers.
'While 29 of our latest 737-800 aircraft already have full seat back video on demand in-flight entertainment for each passenger, the refurbishment will see wireless Q-streaming entertainment installed on the 38 remaining 737-800 aircraft to supplement the screens that fold down from the ceiling.
'This will allow customers to stream on-demand TVs, movies and music direct to their own laptops, tablets or smartphones. Pending approval from
'We know how important entertainment is to people when they fly and this gives every customer the choice to watch what they want to watch.
'Our new arrangement with
'We will add an additional six seats at the rear of the aircraft, which is made possible by changes to the galley and lavatory space. Importantly, there will be no change to the amount of seating space each customer has. This change represents a three per cent increase to the capacity of Qantas' B737 fleet,' he said.
Qantas has 67 Boeing 737-800s in its domestic fleet, and will receive four new aircraft by December. Earlier this year the last of the older
The installation of QStreaming on the B737s is part of a broader overhaul of Qantas' in-flight entertainment offering, including 100 more hours of content per month, and the introduction of
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