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Emirates’ inflight entertainment system voted world’s best yet again

Arabian Business- June 22, 2017

Emirates has won the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017.

The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities, it said in a statement.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by 19.8 million customers across 105 countries. The survey reviewed over 320 airlines from August 2016 to May 2017.

Emirates’ inflight entertainment system, ice, was launched in 2003 and has continually led the industry since, winning best in class for 13 years running.

Today, ice features over 2,500 channels of entertainment, including the latest blockbuster movies, award-winning television box sets, live TV, music and computer games.

The airline said that in the last year, 28 percent more entertainment has been added including more varied content giving customers more choices than ever.

Emirates added that it has invested heavily in connectivity and Live TV on board – today 129 aircraft offer Live TV, including 16 A380s. Wi-Fi connectivity is available on 86 percent of the fleet with more being upgraded each month. Emirates offers customers across all classes 20MB of free Wi-Fi and each month about 800,000 passengers connect while inflight.

Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, with an extensive network of 156 destinations in 83 countries across six continents.