easyJet launch new in-flight entertainment system onboard
..with a little help from some Hollywood A-listers*
Passengers were taken by surprise to see Hollywood A-listers Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp pictured together on an easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Geneva. Following pictures of Madonna on a budget airline earlier this month, pictures circulating earlier on social media reportedly showed the stars chatting onboard, creating excitement amongst passengers.
And some speculated on what three of the hottest names in Hollywood could be doing together? After much rumour….it can now be revealed they were in fact lookalikes, planted by the airline to celebrate the launch of easyJet’s new in-flight entertainment. And they caused quite a stir posing for photos and signing autographs for passengers on the flight and in the airport.
The new ‘Air Time’ in-flight entertainment system will fly initially on five of easyJet’s Swiss aircraft as part of a trial before being rolled out across easyJet fleet of 279 Airbus A320 aircraft.
Developed in partnership with Immfly, entertainment package provider Rakuten, ‘Air Time’ will enable easyJet customers to tune in to a wide range of short-haul suited entertainment including TV and film, kids entertainment, games and audiobooks as well as easyJet flight information and destination guides, on their own devices.
Andrew Middleton, easyJet’s Ancillary Director commented:
“Whilst we couldn’t quite prise the real superstars away from LA or their latest film set, we are delighted to have had a bit of fun with passengers. Who better than three of Hollywood’s most recognised stars of the screen to showcase our new Air Time Inflight Entertainment System which offers the latest movies, TV box sets and more to our passengers for free.”
Content will cover multiple languages including English, German, French, Spanish and Italian and feature services such as onboard language tutorials and digital pacifiers.
The easy-to-use portal will be accessible through the user’s own device browser which will connect to the onboard wireless network, while in flight mode.