South Korean low cost carrier Jin Air is preparing to launch a new in-flight virtual reality (VR) entertainment service on international routes by the end of the year, under a new partnership with KT Corp. and Hanjin Information Systems & Telecommunications (HIST) Co.
KT Corp., the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, will be making its VR Service platform “Super VR” available to Jin Air passengers to enable the new service. Passengers will be able to use VR headsets provided by Jin Air to view television shows, movies and other in-flight entertainment (IFE) content onboard.
“Currently, the three companies are customizing the Super VR platform for connection to aircraft computer servers,” KT Corp., said in a statement. Super VR will also be used to provide passengers that are wearing headsets with in-flight public announcements.