Hawaiian Airlines has become the first US airline to offer Apple iPad Mini tablets for in-flight use to all passengers on its Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
On September 1, Hawaiian replaced the portable entertainment systems on all of its B767 routes with the tablets.
Hawaiian has partnered with portable in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions provider, Bluebox Avionics, to deploy 1,500 iPad Minis on its 14 Boeing 767 aircraft serving 14 routes between Hawaii and the United States mainland, Asia and the South Pacific.
The 9.7-inch iPad Minis will offer more than 100 hours of the latest movies, television shows, and a variety of interactive games. The iPad minis are complimentary in Business Class and available for rent in Economy Class for $15 if reserved at departure gates prior to boarding. The tablets can also be rented in-flight for $17 (subject to availability).
Hawaiian Airlines currently operates Boeing 767-300 aircraft between Honolulu and Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Seattle, and Phoenix in the US; Fukuoka and Sendai in Japan; Seoul (South Korea); Brisbane (Australia); Papeete (Tahiti) and Pago Pago (American Samoa). Boeing 767s are also operated between Kahului (Maui) and San Jose, Oakland and Seattle.