The first of 36 Boeing 757 aircraft to be used for the Song product was rolled-out today in Atlanta, painted with flourishes of lime-green on a white plane. The "flourish" is the original brand mark found in Song's logo. Song plans to utilize a fleet of 199-seat, all coach Boeing 757 aircraft at the average rate of one per week for 36 weeks beginning in April. Each aircraft will feature 33 inches of legroom, the most of any low fare product, and all leather seats. The aircraft interior is chambray blue, with accents of yellow, orange, purple and green, to create a fun and exciting travel environment.
In October, Song plans to introduce the world's most sophisticated in-flight entertainment system. Song is partnering with Matsushita Avionics Systems and EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH - News) and its DISH Network(TM) satellite TV
service to provide a complement of on-board amenities, which when fully implemented will include: personal video monitors at every seat; all-digital, satellite broadcast programming; digitally streamed MP3 programming; pay-per-view programming available on demand; multi-player interactive games that allow play between passengers; and interactive iXplor moving map program with zoom capabilities and points of interest information and connecting gate information broadcast directly to personal in-seat video monitors.
Song bird leaves the nest...
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