Delta Expands In-flight Entertainment for International Travelers
Navigation upgrade, more content and new Sky Kids feature, complete on Delta A330 aircraft; Additional aircraft to receive upgrades this summer
Apr 20, 2012
ATLANTA, April 20, 2012 ? Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) completed upgrades to in-flight entertainment options available on demand to customers with a new interface that features easier navigation and 150 percent more on demand programs on all 32 Delta A330 aircraft.
The expanded content includes 100 movies titles, 20 hours of HBO programming, eight hours of Showtime, 27 hours of TV choices, 4,200 audio selections, 16 radio channels and a new Sky Kids feature for Delta?s young flyers.
Delta Sky Kids features Disney Channel programming with current and classic Disney movies which will be available on all Delta aircraft with in-flight entertainment. Upgrades to system usability and navigation will be available on more than 260 aircraft equipped with personal in-flight entertainment this summer. On-demand entertainment is available on Delta?s Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757-200, 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft.
?Delta continues to offer new technology and innovation that improves our customers? in-flight experiences while they travel with us,” said Bob Kupbens, Delta?s vice president ? Marketing and Digital Commerce. ?Delta?s in-flight entertainment options create a more enjoyable flight and give customers a wide-selection of quality entertainment while they?re at 30,000 feet.?
The in-flight entertainment enhancements are the latest in Delta’s previously announced plan to invest more than $2 billion in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2013. In addition to expanded in-flight entertainment options, Delta already has more Wi-Fi that any other airline with more than 775 mainline and regional jets equipped with the service and is upgrading its domestic fleet to offer full flat-bed seats on more than 140 widebody aircraft as well as new terminal facilities for international customers at its two largest global gateways ? Atlanta and New York-JFK.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic ?Airline of the Year? by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the ?Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline? by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350 destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry?s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline?s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.