Delta Air Lines will offer free entertainment options on all domestic aircraft and two-cabin regional jets starting Aug. 1. All Delta customers, in every class of service on flights longer than 1.5 hours will have access to a selection of free entertainment options either at their seat or through their laptops, mobile and tablet devices.
Free entertainment options are available on flights with seat-back entertainment systems or on demand video streaming onboard Delta's Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft.
"Through the introduction of Delta Studio our customers have yet another reason to choose Delta and a different travel experience," said Tim Mapes, senior vice president – marketing. "Delta continues to be driven by customer feedback which has consistently placed the desire to be entertained at the top of the list of ways to improve our customers' time in the air."
Delta customers seated in BusinessElite, First Class and Economy Comfort will have free, unrestricted access to in-flight entertainment on all international flights worldwide. Customers traveling in economy on all international flights will also have access to free content. Delta completed installation of seat-back entertainment systems on its international fleet in 2013.
Customers traveling on domestic flights in BusinessElite, First Class and Economy Comfort will have free access to all in-flight entertainment. Domestic economy customers will have access to free content which includes all of Delta's live satellite TV channels, music selections and game options through seat-back entertainment systems as well as movie or TV selections such as "he Hunger Games: Catching Fire" or "Frozen"on seat-back systems in August as well as streaming content through in-flight Wi-Fi.
Additional premium content will be available for purchase in economy including the latest movie titles such as "Need for Speed" or "Rio 2," HBO and Showtime programming as well as on-demand TV shows like About a Boy' or 'The Middle.'
Delta's full entertainment line-up for the month of August is available in Sky magazine. Seat-back In-flight Entertainment Delta offers 18 channels of live satellite TV on select aircraft and up to 250 movies, hundreds of TV shows, 2,300 songs and a selection of games on aircraft with seat-back entertainment systems.
Delta is the only U.S. carrier to offer personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat on all long-haul international flights. Delta has 140 domestic aircraft with seat-back entertainment systems installed and recently announced that it will be updating more of its domestic narrowbody aircraft through 2016.
These fleet interior modifications will add seat-back entertainment to 56 Boeing 757-200, 43 Boeing 737-800s and 57 Airbus A319 aircraft. Additionally, more than 100 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft are already scheduled to be delivered with seat-back entertainment through 2018.
In-flight streaming through onboard Wi-Fi Customers traveling on any domestic Delta or Delta Connection two-cabin aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi will be able to stream free movies and TV options directly to their mobile devices while in flight by using Gogo's video player app.
The Fly Delta app will include an integrated player for iOS devices. Customers who have downloaded the app before their flight can easily access streamed content from Delta aircraft for playback while in-flight.
With more than 900 domestic and international aircraft equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi, Delta operates the world's largest fleet of Internet connected aircraft available to more than 400,000 customers on more than 4,000 flights daily.
Delta's in-flight connectivity continues to expand with the installation of the service on its international fleet. All Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus A330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft are scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, bringing the total number of Wi-Fi connected aircraft in Delta's fleet to more than 1,000.
For more information, visit www.delta.com.