Later this year, Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national carrier of Jordan, celebrates its 50th birthday. The airline has come a long way since those early days and has great plans for the future. Director In-Flight Services & Product, Luay Qunash, joins Steve Harvey to discuss what the airline has planned to celebrate this special milestone.
The Daniello’s take “Going the Distance” to a new level. Their transatlantic romance kindled more than 30 years ago, grew quickly alongside the evolution of Inflight Entertainment. If you’re new to the industry and want to learn more about the history of IFE, this is a MUST SEE interview. In the mid 70’s, airlines all over the world were switching to the latest inflight entertainment system, the Trans Com 8mm movie projector.
Montreal based Air Transat is leading the way in redefining holiday travel. A refurbished fleet of A330s and A310s feature new seats, state of the art seatback screens and mood lighting. Last year Air Transat picked up the prestigious Skytrax Award for “Best Leisure Airline” and that was before aircraft renovation. CEO Allen Graham is planning his next upgrade and, if he achieves it, it’ll be a first for any airline anywhere in the world. What is it? Press the play button and find out.
Every airline wants their content on board the first of the month and at the same time, the very latest movies and TV shows. Airlines pay big bucks for content; in addition there are management fees, technical charges including encoding, metadata, integration, quality control and finally delivery. Panasonic’s Matthias Walther believes that some of these steps can be eliminated saving both time and money. Reasonable or unrealistic? Judge for yourself in this week’s PME Interview.
The merger of United and Continental has been a major challenge, especially in the areas of inflight entertainment and connectivity. United’s Jason Flint clearly has his work cut out. Nevertheless, he found time to meet with Steve Harvey and discuss progress on the merger here on the PME Interview.