ASIA Travel Tips .com

Travel News - More Travel News

SriLankan Airlines adds video games to its inflight entertainment

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 1 October 2002

SriLankan Airlines introduces 16 video games on its A330 and A340 flights
with effect from today, 1 October, 2002. This includes all sectors operated by these aircraft, including those where inflight entertainment was not previously available.

The 16 video games have been chosen to cater to all tastes, and range from checkers, backgammon, blackjack and poker to Galaktor, Tetrix, Magma Zone and Busy Bee.

SriLankan's Head of Service Delivery Walter Riggans said that SriLankan Airlines inflight entertainment has been ranked very highly among international airlines, with individual screens available for each seat in both Business and Economy Classes.

The airline's 'ONBOARD' guide is once again one of the five finalists in this year's AVION awards for the 'Best Inflight Entertainment Guide' conducted by the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA). The other finalists for this prestigious award are United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France and Air Canada. Prior to this, in 2000, SriLankan Airlines was second runner-up at the AVION awards.

Riggans said that all SriLankan Airlines flights on A330 and A340 offer, in addition to the 16 video games, 22 radio channels, 18 video channels and in Business Class over 30 movies in an exclusively stocked video library. 

The 15 movie and TV channels offer the latest Hollywood hits, 'Gold' Movies, the best of Bollywood, Asian, Sri Lankan & World Cinema, Sports, Comedy, Music Videos, Drama & the Arts, Quest & Travel and a specially dedicated children's television channel. 

Catering to the wide language preferences on board, different languages can be individually selected including English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Sinhala, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. SriLankan was the first airline in the world to feature Sinhala and Tamil movies.

SriLankan's Business Class passengers are pampered with a personal in-seat video player and film library offering the best of in-flight entertainment in 13 languages. The over 30 movies available comprise action thrillers, comedies, dramas, romance, musicals, world cinema and Asian cinema. Eighteen copies of each movie are stocked on board to ensure total availability.

Passengers can also chart their flight's progress with 'Airshow'. This moving map, which reads its information directly from the aircraft's navigation system, indicates the location, speed, altitude, and estimated time of arrival. In addition, the forward camera, offered by only a handful of airlines worldwide, offers visitors a stunning "pilot's eye view" of everything from take-off and landing, to the spectacular scenery en route. A downward camera captures the sights directly below the aircraft, particularly useful when flying over cities or mountain ranges.

The onboard radio system which is available to each passenger, caters to the diverse nationalities of passengers flying with SriLankan. The widest choice of music from around the world is offered, ranging from Euro charts, Golden Era, classical and jazz, to popular selections of music from Sri Lanka, India, Arabia and Japan. CD reviews were increased from two to six albums with effect from August 1, 2002. 

Targeting the many passengers transiting through Colombo is Channel 20's 'Serendipity', a special radio programme celebrating the sights, sounds, pleasures and infinite variety of this beautiful country to encourage them to make a stopover on their next journey to see the country for themselves. A newly recorded edition will be available from December 1, 2002.

On certain short sectors where headsets are not offered due to limited flight time a selection of Charlie Chaplin silent movie classics are played and added to this will now be the 16 video games.

The businessman has not been forgotten as SriLankan Airlines also offers 'Satcom', a satellite telephone service connecting passengers to anywhere around the globe, at only US$ 5.00 per minute or it can be used to call family and friends. All it takes is a swipe of the credit card.

Passengers can also send faxes from the onboard fax machine and charge their laptop computers at one of three charging stations on board. Added to this is also a seat-to-seat calling facility, which is totally free of charge.

SriLankan Airlines flies to Sri Lanka and beyond from Asian ports including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Jakarta. From Australia and New Zealand, the airline offers connections to its own flights through scheduled services on partner carriers flying to Asia.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Sustainable Hotels and MICE. Exclusive HD video interview with Grace Kang, Managing Partner of Greenview Hospitality. Criteo Travel Flash Report 2016. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Daniele Beccari, Global Head of Travel at Criteo. Chef Fernando Arevalo, originally from Bogota, Colombia, worked his culinary magic in New York and Hong Kong before moving to Singapore where he is today the Executive Chef of Artemis Grill on the 40th floor of Singapore's newest green building - CapitaGreen.
Sustainable Hotels and MICE Criteo Travel Flash Report Colombian Chef in Singapore
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Hiroshi Sawabe, Executive Director of the Office of International Tourism, at JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents). In this interview filmed on 24 September at the JATA Tourism Expo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sawabe speaks to Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia about the status of tourism within the country. HD Videos from Sabre's Travel Technology Exchange APAC 2016. Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, hosted over 500 members of the Asia Pacific travel industry at its inaugural Asia Pacific Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) conference in Beijing from 21 to 24 September 2016 Spa and Wellness Industry - HD Video Interview with MD of Thailand-based Destination Spa Management, Joy Menzies.
Japan Tourism Update Sabre TTX APAC 2016 Destination Spa Management
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Copyright © 1997-2017