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Infographic Highlights Airline Industry's Entertainment History

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | June 08, 2016

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.

Airline connectivity company SITA On Air unveiled the following infographic that centers on the evolving passenger experience that has shifted dramatically thanks to technology.

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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