Delta to Provide All Entertainment for Free

Delta Air Lines, Inc. announced Friday that it will begin offering all in-flight entertainment free of charge on 90 percent of its aircraft beginning July 1.

The airline thereby will become the first U.S. airline to provide all in-flight entertainment for free. The entertainment will be provided by Delta Studio, which is available on more than 1,000 aircraft via streaming through laptops, mobile devices and tablets, as well as on nearly 400 aircraft equipped with seat-back entertainment systems.

Delta Studio offers up to 300 movies, 100 foreign films, 750 TV shows, 18 channels of live satellite TV and 2,400 songs on select aircraft, as well as games on aircraft with seat-back entertainment systems. Customers will be able to enjoy recent top-grossing movies and all of the best picture nominees during awards season. Some of the most popular current options will be movies such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Hail Caesar and The Jungle Book, as well as TV shows including Showtime’s Billions and HBO’s Vinyl. The live TV will be available on more than 240 aircraft.

“The only thing better than operating the world’s largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet is providing it free to all our guests,” says Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.  “Our commitment is to provide Delta customers with the industry’s best on-board services, period.”

Entertainment options will vary, depending on aircraft type and route. Visit delta.com/studio for details about coverage and device compatibility.

Delta is the only U.S. carrier to offer personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat on all long-haul international flights. It also has modernized the interiors of hundreds of aircraft with high-capacity overhead bins, seatback entertainment systems, new lavatories, ambient LED lighting, new seats with power outlets and other upgrades.

The airline operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi-equipped fleet. It boasts more than 1,000 connected Delta aircraft, including the airline’s entire fleet of 660 domestic mainline aircraft, Delta Connection two-class regional jets and 99 percent of its wide-body international fleet.

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