April 15 2019  |  Screens & Devices

Korean LCC testing VR headsets

By PAX International

Korean low- cost carrier Jin Air has partnered with Inflight VR to bring Virtual Reality (VR) inflight entertainment to its passengers on a select route.

Jin Air will trial 10 devices on daily flights between Seoul, South Korea and Da Nang, Vietnam to get additional passenger insight on usage preferences and the adequate rental price before deploying it to their whole fleet.

To bring VR on board of an aircraft requires Interfacing with the cabin management system for safety measures or connectivity platforms. Content must also be protected. “These topics were tackled successfully by Inflight VR’s unique business and technology expertise,” said a release from the company.

With the feature, passengers can explore new destinations, relax through guided meditation, watch movies or virtually upgrade themselves into business class.

Since its establishment in 2008, Jin Air has been expanding its international routes to Japan, China and Southeast Asia. Currently Jin Air is operating more than 30 domestic and international routes. By introducing 777-200ER aircraft, Jin Air became the first domestic LCC to launch long-haul routes, such as Incheon to Honolulu.

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