A few rather interesting trends involving virtual reality have come to surface recently. SunExpress is looking into ways to make inflight VR more mainstream. Anyone who flies with this Turkish airline can experience VR for an extra fee of eight euros. It is evident more and more companies will try to explore this innovative technology moving forward.
A Bold Move by SunExpress
Although SunExpress is not the biggest airline in Europe and Asia, the company notes its fair share of success. So much even that the company wants to experiment with different types of inflight entertainment. Using virtual reality headsets is one way of achieving that goal. Announced this week, the company has confirmed passengers can enjoy VR for a minor additional fee of eight euros.
The headsets in question will be provided by Inflight VR. That company has made a name for itself among European airlines in recent months. Their mission to revamp inflight entertainment on a global scale. So far, the progress has been rather notable, as SunExpress is its latest strategic partner. This also shows there is a genuine interest by airlines to explore this particular option.
Inflight VR CCO Raphael Baumann adds:
“We believe in the tremendous potential of VR to change the way passengers experience media, explore places and spaces, as well as in the added value and opportunities it creates for airlines to interact with customers in new ways and generate additional revenue streams.”
The main reason for this increased interest in Inflight VR’s services is the result of the company’s flexible integration options. At the same time, safety remains a top priority for the company and its partners. The recent trials with Small Planet Airlines, Iberia, and Star Alliance show other airlines are willing to put VR headsets to the test.
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