JetBlue Debuts Fly-Fi Hub Content Portal
JetBlue Airways announced the introduction of its Fly-Fi Hub, an online portal with free content from a number of magazines and newspapers.
Content partners include Time, Fox, HarperCollins, and National Geographic. The airline is also including courses in a variety of subjects from Courser, a company that provides online classes from over 80 colleges and universities, and Rouxbe, an online cooking school.
The New York-based carrier said it will add children’s content from PBS and eBooks from Random House, as well as full access to the Wall Street Journal down the road.
The offerings from Fox and National Geographic will include popular television shows such as Brain Games and Alaska. Courses from Coursera will present instructors from Wharton and the Berklee School of Music, while content from HarperCollins will include excerpts from over 20 bestsellers from authors such as Martin Short and Amy Poehler.
The Fly-Fi Hub will available on all JetBlue aircraft with the Fly-Fi in-flight Internet system installed. JetBlue launched its Fly-Fi in-flight Internet service last December. The service promises broadband speeds using ViaSat’s Ka-band satellite connectivity, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by most airlines.
JetBlue’s entire fleet will offer Fly-Fi by the end of 2015.
JetBlue offers two versions of the Fly-Fi service, a free version and a paid version with additional features. The system is currently installed on 89 aircraft and the airline expects its entire fleet to be equipped with Fly-Fi by the end of 2015.
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