TINA TURNER and Michael Jackson’s imposers, took center as they wowed oldies and not-so old last weekend as part of Emirates ice winning inflight entertainment system that offers over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including over 700 movies from around the world and 90 kids’ channels.
The key message was to entice locals and some international travelers some of entertainment products Emirates ice offers aboard
either Airbus A380 or Boeing 777 aircrafts as part of investment, and the launch of a new route to Stansted-London Airport.
Since installing TV screens in 2008 on every seat, the offering today includes 2470 curated music channels, 347 TV channels including live sports, 39 language options and content with audio descriptions (AD) and closed captions (CC) for the visually and hearing impaired.
It would take some 43 trips between Johannesburg & Dubai to watch the entire collection of movies alone.
As guests dined and danced to the fine tunes belted out by the group, mostly enjoyed the rock band, at the Barnyard Theatre- the award winning airline showed us why it has been voted the most commuted and trusted brand worldwide.
As all in their events Emirates hostesses were on hand to welcome guests- accompanied by that receptive smile!
Thrilled Fouad Caunhye, Regional Manager, Southern Africa, Emirates says: “The investment in passenger-focused solutions like entertainment, F&B is a key differentiator which sets us apart from the competition and on our own course. Whether it’s our friendly cabin crew drawn from over 135 countries, onboard connectivity or in-flight entertainment, we have been trailblazer of sorts.”
“If you are flying this month, you can easily feel at home with movies like Vuil Wasgoed and Nul is Nie Niks Nie and if African music is your preference, then we have over 30 channels of music from all over the continent.”
“For kids and young adults, we have dedicated channels playing Disney, Harry Potter, DC Comics and Marvel movies as well as dozens of channels for preschool kids.”
The airline earlier this year introduced a kiddies entertainment as part of untapping the younger market globally.
Also included aboard the flight includes a complimentary Wi-Fi- one of draw cards to customers.
“We anticipated the trend of passengers bringing their own devices on board for entertainment. Our investment in the new generation Wi-Fi solution to meet the increasing demand for connectivity coupled with further improvements to the inflight entertainment system will provide a further boost to Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice,” adds Caunhye, who showed he has a thing or two on the dance floor.
“We believe the yields are better on a happy customer.”
Emirates operates four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg, three to Cape Town and a daily flight between Dubai and Durban. It connects over 155 destinations in 86 countries to and through its Dubai hub.