WestJet to Launch New In-Flight Internet and Entertainment System
WestJet announced that it began installing its new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet. The system, called WestJet Connect, will feature wireless Internet connectivity and over 450 movies and television programs on demand.
The carrier said that it will have WestJet Connect installed on its entire Boeing 767-300ER fleet, as well as more than 30% of its Boeing Next Generation 737s by the end of this year. The rest of its 737 will be outfitted with the system by 2016.
Passengers with the latest version of the WestJet app installed on their mobile devices will be able to access the system while in flight; passengers will be able to rent a tablet on flights longer than three hours and 20 minutes.
When it launches, WestJet Connect will offer 85 movies and 329 television programs, with content being refreshed on a monthly basis. The entertainment section will be offered at no charge during an introductory period, while the system’s Internet capabilities will be available at an introductory price of $7.99 plus applicable taxes during each flight.
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