JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) said it will introduce a fully connected in-seat experience, among other new features, as part of its Airbus A320 cabin restyling program, first announced in November 2014.
The restyled cabin will enhance the JetBlue experience to meet the needs of travelers today, including a greater focus on connectivity, comfort, and space. This marks JetBlue´s first complete redesign of the interiors on its A320 fleet since it launched in 2000.
A major focus of the new cabin will be keeping customers connected throughout their flight, including free gate-to-gate Fly-Fi high-speed Internet, a new Internet-enabled inflight entertainment system, high-definition seatback televisions, and in-seat power outlets with USB ports.
On its fleet of 130 A320 aircraft, JetBlue will become the first domestic airline to launch an inflight entertainment system that connects the much-loved seatback television to the aircraft´s Wi-Fi Internet connection for customer use.
The new streaming television inflight entertainment system from Thales — STV+ — is built on the Google Android platform, opening unlimited possibilities for custom app and widget development, live content streaming, audio-and-video-on-demand, and personal device pairing to offer more entertainment options than ever in collaboration with JetBlue´s industry-leading content partners.
JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airlineâ¢, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 95 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights.