British Airways Doubles Content Available on
Inflight Entertainment System; Enhances F&B
British Airways has doubled the amount of content
available on its inflight entertainment system since the start of
the year, adding new boxsets, movies,
podcasts, children’s programmes and more.
expects more than one million customers to watch content on its
long-haul flights this month alone, with 75+ complete boxsets and 20
classic franchises available on board in August.
to embark on a movie marathon can choose from more than 50 new
releases including Paint, Love Again and The Covenant, as well as
a range of exclusive content for British Airways through its
Paramount+ partnership, such as Rabbit Hole: The Algorithms of
Control, The Flatshare and Grease: Rise of The Pink Ladies.
Movie boxsets include the complete Harry Potter
series, Indiana Jones and Mission Impossible.
Music lovers can also settle in and listen to more than 770 pieces
of audio, including the popular NewlyWeds podcast, starring Jamie
Laing and Sophie Habboo.
For customers who prefer some
light-hearted comedy, the airline has a range of British Original
content, including highlights from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2022, such as The Fringe, Fame and Me and Just for Laughs.
Little ones will be able to enjoy more than 26 Kid’s Classics,
such as Scoob!, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol. The airline has also
added 20 programmes to the new ‘Summer Fun’ category, including
The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Trolls, as well as a brand-new
Customers who wish to stream content on their personal devices can
also take advantage of the airline’s WiFi connectivity with
various packages available, including messaging and ‘browse and
The airline is progressively rolling out WiFi
across both its long and short-haul fleet, and whilst the majority
of its aircraft are now connected, it is always worth checking
whether your flight will have this option and if so, how much it
“We know just how important it is to provide a
great range of entertainment for our customers to enjoy during
their journeys, and it’s one of the things they look forward to
most when they fly with us, so we’ve been working hard to source
new content, doubling the amount available at our customers’
fingertips,” said British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, Calum
Laming. “We’ve partnered with brilliant brands like Paramount+ and
even created a dedicated British Original channel. From a newly
released blockbuster film to the latest podcast, there’s something
for everyone to enjoy during their flight this summer.”
Elsewhere, British Airways is
enhancing its meal offering for customers travelling to Delhi and
Mumbai from London Heathrow on both outbound and inbound flights,
including the introduction of full secondary hot meals across all
cabins and customers travelling in Club World (business class) can
also enjoy a range of chilled snacks from the Club Kitchen.
From the 9 August, the airline is also launching a brand-new
snack in Euro Traveller (economy), with the choice of banana cake
or a sultana flapjack, which will be available on all flights from
London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
On the ground, British
Airways has invested in its menus across its lounges,
including an enhanced selection of hot breakfasts, afternoon tea
and Great British Picnic treats in its Galleries lounges at London
Heathrow and London Gatwick.
Across the pond, the carrier has updated
it’s à la carte First Dining with local specialties and a British
Original offering across its US lounges, with a selection of new
cocktails, locally crafted beers and other beverages now
The airline also introduced various surprises for
customers in time for the summer holidays, including seasonal
menus, complimentary ice-cream for customers travelling on
long-haul daytime flights from London Gatwick and London Heathrow
in World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium
economy) and the re-introduction of bubbles pre-take off in World