Which airlines will loan you an iPad?
Friday 03 December 2010
Iceland Express has become the latest carrier to offer passengers iPads, joining a small but rapidly growing club turning to Apple for their inflight entertainment.
The budget airline, which flies from Reykjavik to destinations including London, New York, Berlin and Copenhagen, will introduce the devices first on transatlantic flights, before rolling it out to the rest of the fleet over the next few months.
Passengers will have to pay 1500 ISK ($13/£9) to use the devices, which can be used to watch movies and television shows, listen to music, read magazines and play games.
Iceland Express says that it's the first European airline to offer the iPad as entertainment, although Latvian carrier AirBaltic claimed the same distinction back in October.
Who's offering iPads in the sky?
Jetstar - Trialed 30 devices in June, to be rolled out early 2011 from AUD $10 (€7.30) per flight
airBaltic - Available "this season," prices unconfirmed
Finnair - Available from November in Finnair lounge at Helsinki International and in First and Business Class on Hong Kong-Helsinki flights, no charge
Iceland Express - Available from November on transatlantic flights, fleet-wide "within months" for 1500 ISK (€6.30) per flight
Malaysia Airlines - Available onboard Airbus A330s, from early 2011, prices unconfirmed
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