Thai Airways is launching LIVE TV on board its aircraft allowing its passengers to watch real time news and live sport matches.
The new free “LIVE TV on Board” service enables passengers to watch broadcast television programs, such as news channels and sports competitions. Available television channels are CNN, BBC, NHK, and Sport 24.
“LIVE TV on Board” will start on 14 June 2018 on twelve Airbus A350-900 aircraft that operate flights to and from Chiang Mai, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Rome, Milan, and Brussels.
It will also be available on eight Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft that service flights to and from Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai, Vienna, Brisbane, Auckland, and Manila.
Panasonic Avionics will provide the inflight connectivity via satellite transmission from the ground.
Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that digital era helps viewers to keep abreast of the latest news through various online media.
Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj, THAI Acting Executive Vice President, Commercial, said that “LIVE TV on Board” makes it possible for THAI, a premium national carrier, to offer more products and services for passenger comfort and satisfaction.
Passengers can watch real time news and sports competition for free, while some airlines may require additional payment for such services. This service helps strengthen THAI’s marketing strategy and increases ticket sales. Passengers who board THAI’s flight can enjoy the added convenience of keeping abreast of world news.