Delta: 1st US based to offer Free On-Board Movies and TV
Delta Air Lines Incorporated. (NYSE: DAL) became the first U.S based airline to offer free on-board movies and TV. Beginning July 1st, Delta Airlines will offer the free entertainment for all customers on two-class aircrafts. With nearly 90 percent of Delta's fleet offering two-classes; it fair to say that anyone flying with Delta Airlines will get the chance to enjoy some free entertainment.
Delta Studio (the airline's onboard entertainment suite) will offer up to 300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign film titles, 2,400 songs, 18 channels of live satellite TV and a selection of games on aircraft with seat-back entertainment systems. The airline said
customers can enjoy a range of popular movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; The Jungle Book as well as premium TV options like Showtime's Billions and HBO's Vinyl.
Unlike the everything that is offered, Live TV is limited to select flights. However, it will be available on more than 240 aircrafts. Delta claims it operates the world's “largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet, with more than 1,000 aircrafts offering Delta Studio via streaming through laptops, mobile devices and tablets.”
The only thing better than operating the world's largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet is providing it free to all our guests,
said Tim Mapes, Delta's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer said in a statement.