Varig announced today thru their website that they will provide effective march/06 a new individual entertainment system for their First Class and Business Class customers.
The PEA - Personal Entertainment Appliance is , as per Varig's information, the most modern interactive individual system available in the market and used only on six other airlines.
RG passengers can see up to 10 different movies (most of them at the same time they are available at brazilian theatres) in 6 different languages. The central unit, similar to a portable computer, uses a 10 hours battery and a widescreen LCD high-resolution screen.
Varig will also offer thru the system:
- 8 Games
- 2 newspapers (daily updated in PDF format: Folha de São Paulo and USA Today)
- 10 Music Channels with CD quality
- 2 hours of short movies (includes Cable TV series, a FIFA soccer history special and videomusics)
- Duty Free Availability on board
- Varig world (shows Varig's History, Fleet & Staff)
Also Varig has just announced they will standardize it's fleet (starting with the 777 Fleet) during 2006.
Seems that they are trying to get back some of their valuable premium passengers.
Anyone knows the PEA and could grant us more info ?