American Airlines is adding streaming inflight entertainment to 200 Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet, upping the number of domestic aircraft with the amenity to 500.
Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s in the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier’s mainline fleet will be equipped with the American Spotlight entertainment service available through the Gogo wi-fi that is already available on the aircraft, American says.
American operated 327 Airbus A320 family aircraft at the end of March, its latest fleet plan shows. Some of these aircraft are already equipped in-seat audio video on demand, as well as Gogo wi-fi.
The airline plans to roll-out streaming inflight entertainment on select international widebody aircraft in the future, it says.
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines already offer streaming inflight entertainment on the majority – if not all – of their mainline aircraft and regional jets with 76 seats.
Airlines benefit from lower installation costs and long-term weight savings from streaming entertainment, which eliminate the need for an in-seat TV screen as passengers bring their own devices to access the service.
Source: Cirium Dashboard