How In-flight Entertainment Systems Help Boost Revenue
Your airline is looking to boost revenue, and you’re looking for the best way to get the most bang for your buck. What would a good investment be for an airline in order to get more money from passengers? You need to invest in something that makes passengers feel more comfortable and is something that makes passengers want to choose your airline over your competitors.
One way to boost revenue is to invest in IFE systems. In-flight entertainment systems can make passengers feel more comfortable, give them something to do for long trips, and will most likely encourage passengers to want to fly your airline for a long-haul, which your airline can charge more for.
1. It gives them something to do during long flights
Passengers can only listen to so much music and read so many books or magazines while on a flight, and they would love to be able to search the web, watch movies, and play games while flying. In fact, according to TripAdvisor’s 2013 Air Travel Survey, 25% of respondents would choose one airline over another if it offered wifi. This is a huge finding for airlines all over the world. There is proof in the numbers, that passengers really enjoy flying on airlines that offer them some kind of inflight entertainment system. Some flights also take place at odd times of the day, so someone might not be tired enough to sleep during the fight because it’s taking off in the morning. IFE systems give them something to do with their time that is enjoyable.
2. You can charge more for the ticket
Since passengers are willing to choose an airline based on what is available to them for entertainment, there is a good chance you can charge more per ticket, especially for longer flights. For shorter flights, passengers probably won’t mind is their seat comes equipped with an in-flight entertainment system, as long as their seat comes with in seat USB power so they can charge their phone and tablets. IFE monitors allow for guests to watch TV and movies and play games.
3. It is great for business class passengers
One aspect of a flight that a person might take into consideration or that a business might take into consideration when flying employees is whether or not employees would be able to log into wifi and get work done. Many businessmen need the internet to be able to get projects and other assignments done before they get to their destination, and not having access can really make them choose another airline. Aside from global aircraft interiors and how clean an airplane is, companies will most likely choose airlines with better IFE systems and in seat power.
About 8 million people fly per day, and there are many different airlines for passengers to choose from. However, those with IFE system upgrades have better luck at boosting revenue and getting rated higher than other airlines. According to eDreams reviews worldwide in 2014, Emirates had a score of 4.48 out of 5 for its in-flight entertainment system, which made it take the number one spot.
Looking to take your airline to the next level? Invest in an upgraded IFE system today!