Japanese carrier Japan airline Peach Airlines (MM), has begun offering in-flight entertainment for flights departing from Terminal 2 at Kansai International Airport.
Peach is providing the “high!” entertainment service via Wi-Fi on domestic flights from the terminal.
high! is an in-flight app offered by MyTheater Co., Ltd. and Dentsu Inc. Users download movies, TV shows, music, magazines, games or other content to their smartphones or other devices through the airport terminal’s dedicated Wi-Fi network, which they can enjoy without limitation while in the airport or on their departing flight.
There are around 30 titles available during the initial “trial period,” expanding to the first such delivery of terrestrial news broadcasts in Japan beginning in April. The service will be fully up and running in June, when it will offer over 1,000 titles comprising free and pay-to-download content.
Low-cost carriers (LCCs) such as Peach, which distinguish themselves through spartan service, typically do not provide in-flight entertainment. Peach Aviation CEO Shinichi Inoue commented on the introduction of the new service. “We are creating a vision that is completely different from any other airline by letting our passengers enjoy content through their smartphones and tablets. We’re quite proud of this very Peach-like, innovative service.”
Peach is a joint venture between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the First Eastern Investment Group, a Hong Kong-based private equity and venture capital firm.
Peach operates Airbus A320 aircraft in a 180‑seat configuration.
Peach operates domestically between Osaka (Kansai) – Sapporo (Shin-Chitose), Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa (Naha), and internationally between Osaka (Kansai) – Seoul (Incheon), Hong Kong and Taipei (Taoyuan).
New destinations from spring 2013 are:
Osaka (Kansai) – Sendai (Apr 12, 2013)
Osaka (Kansai) – Ishigaki (New Ishigaki) (Jun 14, 2013)
Okinawa (Naha) – Ishigaki (New Ishigaki) (Sep 13, 2013)
Osaka (Kansai) – Busan (Sep, 2013. tentative)