Hawaiian Airlines is climbing on the electronic bandwagon doling out Apple iPad minis to passengers on all its flights on the wide-body Boeing 767-300 starting September 1, 2013. The Honolulu, Hawaii-based airline made the announcement today via press release that is has
Contracted Bluebox Avionics, a global provider of portable In-flight Entertainment (IFE) solutions to airline carriers, to deploy 1,500 iPad minis on 14 B767 aircraft serving 14 routes between Hawai„i and the U.S. Mainland, Asia and South Pacific. The iPad minis will replace all current portable entertainment systems on all of Hawaiian Airlines‟ B767 routes.
“Hawaiian Airlines‟ signature on-board hospitality is already very popular with travelers, but we wanted to go even further to ensure our customers‟ travel experience is more enjoyable,” said Blaine Miyasato, Hawaiian Airlines vice president of product development. “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.”
The electronic devices will provide passengers with more than 100 hours recent Hollywood releases, television shows, and interactive games. They will be loaned free of charge in Business Class on all B767 routes and available for rent in Economy Class for $15 when reserved at departure gate prior to boarding ($17 if purchased in-flight). The airline says the offer is subject to availability, on North America, Brisbane, and Pago Pago routes.
The carrier’s wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 aircraft fly between Honolulu and Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Seattle, Phoenix in the U.S.; Fukuoka and Sendai, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; Papeete, Tahiti; and Pago Pago, American Samoa. Hawaiian Airlines B767 routes also include service between Kahului, Maui and San Jose, Oakland and Seattle.
Not only does Hawaiian Airlines dish out a unique Aloha spirit the minute you walk on board, it also provides free meals in coach class. For this travel Diva Hawaiian is the only way to fly from the mainland to Hawaii. And besides that they have the best schedule from Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco.
For more about Apple iPad minis view the attached video. For Hawaiian Airlines go to http://www.hawaiianair.com.