Scoot to use iPads for in-flight entertainment

15 May 2012

Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary, has announced it will be providing in-flight entertainment through iPads pre-loaded with popular films, TV shows, music and games. 

The iPads will be provided for free to ScootBiz passengers – the carrier’s business class cabin – and all other passengers will have to rent them for S$22 (US$17.50) per flight.

Eventually, the carrier will roll out onboard wireless internet access that will allow passengers to stream content from an onboard library via their own devices. Wireless internet access will be charged at a pay-per-flight basis for economy passengers while business class fares will include internet access. However, rates for wifi internet access have not yet been revealed.

The carrier has also revealed items that will be available on its menu. While meals are an added extra to basic fares, the carrier offers the FlyBagEat fare package that offers economy passengers 15kg of checked baggage allowance and one meal.

Items on the menu include chicken briyani rice, soya sauce chicken rice and beef lasagne while vegetarians can choose from vegetarian lasagne and cheesy mushroom panini. Snacks, such as cup noodles and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will also be available.

Passengers who do not choose the FlyBagEat package can buy food items onboard, with hot meals starting at S$10 (US$7) and a ComboMeal, which includes one hot meal, a drink and a snack, costs S$17 (US$13). 

The carrier is ready for its maiden flight to Sydney, scheduled to take off on June 4 (see story here), followed by Gold Coast, Tianjin and Bangkok (see story here). 

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Alisha Haridasani

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