TOKYO January 23, 2009 - ANA passengers taking international flights will be able to enjoy a greater choice of on-demand entertainment from February 2 this year, on aircraft equipped with in-seat Audio Video on Demand.
Starting with Europe and North America routes, entertainment options in all classes will increase from the present 82 channels to 160, with an enriched line-up that includes, but is not limited to, new and classic Hollywood blockbusters, Japanese and world movies, and TV dramas, along with a rich selection of audio programmes consisting of music, audio books, games and a yoga workout. Intercontinental routes are flown using Boeing 747-400 and 777-300ER aircraft, with personal TV screens in every seat.
From April 1, short and medium-haul international flights to China and the rest of Asia will get the same treatment, when entertainment choices on 777-200ER and 767-300ER flights are upped from the present 75 to 153 channels, with a similar enriched choice of content*.
ANA first introduced Audio Video on Demand as standard throughout every cabin on intercontinental flights in April 2002, and offers this system to customers on all international flights equipped with in-seat TV monitors**.
* Occasionally a different choice of programming may be offered, eg, where there is a change of aircraft type due to unforeseen circumstances.
** Some Boeing 767-300ER, 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft are not equipped with in-seat TV monitors. On 737 and A320 international business class flights with handheld media players, the present 35 entertainment channels will continue to be offered.