Jin Air (Korea Air’s low-cost offshoot and a Hanjin group company) are and InflightVR working together to deliver Virtual Reality experiences in the air.
Jin Air will trial 10 devices on daily flights between Seoul, South Korea and Da Nang, Vietnam to get additional passenger insight on usage preferences and the adequate rental price before deploying it to their whole fleet.
The challenges of bringing VR Headsets in to the cabin are many – from allowing interface with the cabin management system, the logistics of such an operation as well as digital rights.
In-Flight VR are meeting the requirements of safety in the air as well as offering experiences
Mr. Lee, Jin Air’s Head of IT Strategy Team states
“VR is one of the biggest emerging technologies these days. Our increasingly technology savvy passengers expect more than the standard entertainment on most airlines. Our collaboration with Inflight VR and their thoroughly developed solution will meet our passengers’ increasing demand for flight entertainment, and help Jin Air’s brand to stand out”,
Further, Inflight VR’s Chief Commercial Officer Raphael Baumann adds
“We make Virtual Reality work. Take aside that some passengers cry for amazement using our solution. Our thorough approach addresses all technical, logistic, usability and rights management aspects to make this a seamless way for airlines to bring innovation to their passengers”.
More trials and more knowledge
With Iberia, FlixBus, Sun Express and Jin Air, InflightVR are adding names and experience to their product – which as they seek more customers will become more important understand how they can make additional revenue from such a product like this.
Combining that operational knowledge, the challenges that are faced as well as their solution could be the thing that really keep InFlightVR ahead of the competition.
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