By 2018, airlines are expected to spend $900 million on in-flight entertainment (IFE) content — up from $660 million in 2012.
IFE has been bolstered by innovative technologies that deliver more and better entertainment for passengers, along with more convenient ways to pay for those pleasures. On top of that, another major drivers for these offerings is the increasing competition between airlines.
Companies across the space are adopting new IFE products and services to differentiate themselves for competitors, according to a new TechNavio report.
No wonder the options are expanding rapidly, including in-flight video-on-demand, fancier fare for foodies and Wi-Fi access, either from the seatback or on your own smartphone or tablet.
With that in mind, let’s take a peek at some of the hottest innovations from five big players in the space: