India's Jet Airways to offer Wi-Fi in-flight streaming entertainment

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |   Feb. 1, 2016 at 11:06 AM

MUMBAI, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline, announced on Monday it will introduce a Wi-Fi-based in-flight entertainment streaming service for passengers.

Content will be streamed directly to passengers' Wi-Fi enabled personal devices such as smartphones and laptops. Jet Airways made a deal with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. for the 10-year joint venture.

Movies, television series, music, interactive games and children's programs will be offered in the service.

"Jet Airways has developed the new system in collaboration with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc," the airline said in a statement. "The streaming service will be introduced on the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in the Jet Airways fleet starting from the second quarter of 2016."

Jet Airways, based in Mumbai, hopes to upgrade the streaming service to a full broadband satellite connection. The airliner operates a fleet of 116 aircraft in more than 300 flights to 73 destinations worldwide.

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