Other additions include an “Air Mouse”, which offers a smart phone-like additional controller for reclined passengers who can’t reach the screen. The device also has a touch screen and an infra-red pointer, and passengers can also watch content directly on the Air Mouse should they prefer.
Another interesting features will see other passengers’ IFE data being integrated and fed back to the user, to inform for example that “30 per cent of passengers have watched Friends’, or “Tomb Raider is the most popular film on board”, to help passengers make entertainment decisions.
The aircraft will also be the first Asian aircraft to feature Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Connectivity to offer “seamless, super-fast Ka-band broadband wifi” for passengers in the sky.
Speaking at the event, Hong Kong Airlines’ vice chairman and president Wang Liya said: Our latest business class offering and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system is the result of an ambitious effort to revamp our premium services for our customers.”