SkyTeam brings virtual cinema to Dubai lounge

Alliance trials latest VR technology to deliver innovative airport lounge experience

SkyTeam is teaming up with American-French company SkyLights to transform its Dubai lounge into a virtual movie theater. For a limited time, passengers can watch multimedia content on immersive Bravo headsets and enjoy the latest cinematic VR technology before they fly.

The two-month Dubai ‘Virtual Cinema’ pilot is part of SkyTeam’s strategy to deliver an innovative and memorable experience each time passengers visit one of the alliance’s seven branded lounges around the world.

In August, Air France started testing SkyLights virtual reality headsets. In July, French railway company SNCF deployed the Skylights immersive entertainment solution onboard the TGV link between Paris and Milan.

Bravo headsets are lightweight, comfortable and offer up to six hours battery life. Passengers flying on one of the SkyTeam airlines serving Dubai can request a complimentary Bravo headset and select from entertainment options that include:

  • 2D, 3D and carefully curated 180°/360° content
  • Early window blockbuster films, series and documentaries
  • A wide-angle cinema screen experience

Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam’s vice president, Sales and Marketing:

“Our Frequent Flyers are increasingly tech-savvy and because they spend so many hours in the air, we’re making sure their time on the ground is worthwhile by investing in technology to enhance the experience we offer in our lounges. Our partnership with SkyLights gives them a chance to relax and immerse themselves in a private IMAX-style movie theater from the comfort of their airport lounge seat.”

David Dicko, SkyLights CEO:

“For many guests, it will be the first time they have experienced this remarkable new type of entertainment, making it a great opportunity to create a memorable moment with them. Teaming up with SkyTeam on this project is a significant step towards our mission of transforming the passenger journey both inflight and on the ground.”

SkyTeam’s Dubai lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers of all member airlines serving the airport:  Aeroflot, Air France, and China Eastern, China Southern, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Saudia and Tarom.

For more information about SkyTeam Lounges, click here.

N.B. Image credit: SkyTeam

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