Infographic Highlights Airline Industry's Entertainment History
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It’s easy to consider modern airplanes as some conveyance completely devoid of change. In reality, things have changed a great deal, benefiting those with a need for connectivity and entertainment.
We’ve come a long way since the first in-flight movie was shown in 1921. Now we have Wi-Fi solutions and airlines that allow entertainment fare streamed across various devices.
Not only do we get a quick history lesson on in-flight tech options with this graphic but a semblance of how passengers see the cabin as an opportunity to sit back, relax and watch movies and TV.
As you will see below, a wide swath (65 percent) is perfectly content to use their own tablets and smartphones to pass the time.
The biggest item of note is the market indeed has a budding expectation that connectivity will be supplied in some form immediately or in the near future.
And it’s that fact that has 75 percent of airlines sprinting to offer a Wi-Fi solution, which is an evolution that is taking place quickly.
Well, if you don’t count the first 90 years or so of aviation history.
Image courtesy SITA On Air
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