Pakistan International Airlines has started offering its new inflight entertainment system on a number of domestic flights.
Called Sky Show, the new system allows passengers to access the entertainment content using their own cellphones, tablets and laptops.
Initially, the service will be available on selected flights on Karachi-Islamabad and Karachi-Lahore routes. The flight numbers that will have this service are PK-300, PK-301, PK-302, PK-303, PK-304 305, PK-308 and PK-309.
In the first phase a total of 30 hours of content will be available including dramas, comedy, kids movies, tilawat, documentaries, safety videos, Urdu feature films and music.
The airline is working on the second phase including an app that will have 50 hours of content including western movies, interactive games for kids and moving maps.
The system is being launched be on a trial basis, to be extended to other flights in the next few weeks, after obtaining feedback from passengers.
About Pakistan International Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines commonly known as PIA is the flag carrier of Pakistan. Its main hub is Karachi while Lahore and Islamabad are its secondary hubs. It operates scheduled services to 39 international destinations in 25 countries across Asia, Europe and North America.
Routes: PIA flies to multiple cities in Asia including Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur. In the Middle East if flies to cities in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia the UAE. In Europe it flies to Birmingham, London and Manchester in the UK and to Barcelona, Copenhagen, Paris, Leipzig, Milan and Oslo. In North America it flies to New York and Toronto. It also flies to more than 20 domestic destinations.
Fleet: The airline operates over 30 aircraft in a mixed fleet of narrow and wide body aircraft from Airbus, ATR and Boeing, including:
- 9 ATR 42/72
- 3 Airbus A310
- 11 Airbus A320
- 1 Airbus A330
- 11 Boeing 777
Passenger numbers: Over 7 million a year.
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