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PIA launches new in-flight ‘entertainment system’

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started providing intranet facility on few of its prime domestic flights from Friday.

PIA spokesman in a statement said the facility will be initially available on selected flights on Karachi-Islamabad and Karachi-Lahore routes. The flight numbers that will have this service are PK-300, PK-301, PK-302, PK-303, PK-304 305, PK-308 and PK-309.

“In the first phase a total of 30 hours of content would be available including dramas, comedy, kids movies, tilawat, documentaries, safety videos, Urdu feature films and music. For the second phase work is underway on an app that will have 50 hours of content including western movies, interactive games for kids and moving maps,” he said.

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The spokesman said the system will allow passengers to access this entertainment content using their own cellphones, tablets and laptops.

The system is being launched on trial basis, which will be extended to other flights in the next few weeks, after obtaining feedback from the passengers, he said adding that passengers are encouraged to provide their feedback on the new system.



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