Qantas adds iPads to Hawaiian route

Qantas has installed iPads on Boeing 767 flights from Sydney to Honolulu in Hawaii.

The iPads use a Panasonic eXW solution for Q Streaming, which will provide on-demand in-flight entertainment content for every seat in business class and economy.

Q Streaming utilises on-board Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft, with Qantas introducing the iPad streaming to its Boeing 767s in July last year.

“Q Streaming has been extremely popular with Qantas customers on the domestic network and we are now pleased to offer it to our customers travelling to Honolulu,” Alison Webster, executive manager of international customer experience, said in a statement.

“We know on average customers spend about 80 per cent of a long haul flight using in-flight entertainment, so providing customers travelling to Honolulu with the option to choose what they watch and when will add a new dimension to their on board experience.”

Webster said Qantas customers will also have an option to use their own device to stream inflight entertainment content in the near future.

The airline is also looking to add interactive games, travel and business apps and digital newspapers and magazines to its inflight offering.

Qantas recently teamed up with Optus to offer free Wi-Fi to the airline’s Club, Qantas First and Business Lounge customers at 20 airports around Australia.

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