- 27 July 2018 15:02
In-Flight Entertainment Market Make Long Journeys More Comfortable And Enjoyable
Early flight entertainment (IFE) services include food and beverage, smoking rooms, and musical instruments, but with recent changes in technology development and consumer patterns, aircraft operators offer entertainment with the help of audio and video devices. The IFE system includes entertainment in the form of audio, video on demand and video games. In addition, superior in-flight entertainment systems help attract customers, one of the key factors for passengers to choose a particular flight. It also helps to spread goodwill in the global marketplace. IFE systems and services also make your long journey more comfortable and enjoyable.
Increasing air travel itineraries, upgrading older systems and flying long distances are key drivers of the growth of the inflight entertainment market worldwide. The global inflight entertainment market is also characterized by increased penetration of Internet services during the flight, increased availability of video on demand, increased demand for large business jet cabins, and provision of airline seat-based solutions for premium economy class passengers. Today, airlines are focusing on improving passenger travel experience and customer satisfaction, which is driving demand for inflight entertainment systems and services in the global marketplace.
High initial costs, huge investments in technology integration, and tight regulation by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) are the impediments to growth in the global inflight entertainment market. In addition, shortening the product lifecycle due to rapid technological advancement is a major challenge to further limiting the adoption of in-flight entertainment systems.
Implementation of the free Wi-Fi service is expected to significantly accelerate the growth of the global inflight entertainment market during the forecast period. Transavia and Qantas provide virtual reality services to passengers featuring cocktail, flight trail and virtual tours of the movie. Technological advances in satellite communications are expected to further drive the growth of the global inflight entertainment market within the next decade.