Iceland Express offers IFE systems

12 Aug 2008 by Mark Caswell

Budget carrier
Iceland Express has launched a paid-for in-flight entertainment offering
onboard its flights to and from Reyjavik.

The Airplay
system consists of a portable video player, pre-loaded with movies, TV shows,
music albums and games, and can be hired for ISK1,000 (around £6) per flight.

Airplay is
available on all Iceland Express routes leaving Reyjavik, including daily
flights to and from London Stansted, as well as the forthcoming Gatwick service
due to commence in spring 2009.

The Airplay unit uses
USB headsets and has a battery life of six hours (more than sufficient for the three-hour journey between the UK and Iceland). Iceland Express claims it is the only
budget carrier to offer in-flight entertainment – Ryanair trialled its own
hand-held movie players back in 2004 (at a charge of course), but this has
since been dropped.

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