Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's private sector flag carrier Air Nigeria will become the first African airline to offer iPAD 3 for passengers' in-flight entertainment, after signing a deal with IFE Services, the entertainment company announced in a statement.
IFE Services, a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline industry, said the agreement covers the provision of entertainment content across the airline's fleet of A330s.
''Passengers in business class will be offered a complimentary iPad 3 on which to enjoy Nigerian, classic and latest release Hollywood movies as well as a broad selection of comedy, lifestyle, drama and kids TV shows. Air Nigeria is the first African carrier to offer the iPad 3 to passengers as an in-flight entertainment solution.
''In economy class, passengers can enjoy latest release Hollywood movies and a selection of TV shows on the airplanes' digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services is also producing a new animated safety film for the airline,'' it said.
Air Nigeria came into being after Virgin Nigeria, which was established in 2004, was acquired in 2010 by the NICON Group owned by Nigerian businessman Jimoh Ibrahim.
The airline has recently commended flights to London, with Johannesburg to follow suit on 1 July, in addition to many domestic and regional flights to 10 countries in the West and Central African region.
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