iPad to fly coach on budget airline

Summary:Austalian Jetstar Airways, has announced plans to pilot the use of Apple's iPad tablet as an in-flight entertainment device.

Australian budget airline, Jetstar Airways, has announced plans to pilot the use of Apple's iPad tablet as an in-flight entertainment device.

In a statement Tuesday, the Qantas subsidiary said passengers will be able to rent the device for AUD$10 (US$8.50) to access content including movies, e-books, TV programs, games and music.

Noting the high market demand for iPads, Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan said the carrier is anticipating "strong appeal amongst our passengers" for the tablet. If this demand proves sufficient during the trial, the service will be extended across the airline's entire domestic and international network later this year, Buchanan said.

For more on this story, read iPad to fly by budget airline on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Hardware, iPad, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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