Posts from the ‘Kansai (KIX)’ Category
March 25th, 2013
With support from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport, Peach passengers will soon be able to download movies, TV shows, music, magazines, games or other content to their personal devices through the airport terminal’s Wi-Fi network, which they can enjoy without limitation while in the airport or on their flight.
The service is called ‘high!’ entertainment and is available on domestic flights departing from Kansai Airport’s Terminal 2, which has been specially build to accommodate low-cost carriers.
A new way of obtaining on-board entertainment content — prior to the flight. Ensures passengers are able to obtain what they want before boarding, and possibly guarantees issue-free operation during the flight.
Also encourages the same people to arrive at the airport a bit earlier… (so that they’re not late for their flight!)
There will be around 30 titles available during the initial trial period and the new service will be fully up and running in June, when it will offer over 1,000 titles comprising free and pay-to-download content. To access the ‘high!” inflight entertainment content, passengers have to download an Apple iOS or Google Android app (pending for approval at the moment). Compatibility with Windows 8 is planned for a later date.
If done properly, the trial should allow Peach to gauge the service’s usability and popularity.
I personally would be very interested to see how well the system works in a real-life situation, especially when it’s being bogged down by everyone at the same time trying to grab their content just before the flight.