Top 10 Airlines for Inflight Entertainment

Voted by passengers, the Skytrax World Airline Awards are a coveted accolade of travel excellence. The following are the top 10 airlines in the Inflight Entertainment category for 2014.

10. Etihad

Starting this list and even though at number 10, Etihad are by no means short on in-flight entertainment. With over 100 movies, more than 290 TV shows and 7 live TV channels including sport, they have plenty to keep you entertained.  More info

9. Virgin Australia

Innovative thinking to get around the fact that their short-haul fleets of 737-800’s and Embraer 190’s don’t have in-built TV screens have lead Virgin Australia to come up with their very own in-flight entertainment app. Just download it on your tablet or phone (or use Microsoft Silverlight on your laptop) and you can then connect to an array of movies, TV programs and music when on board.  More info

8. Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand have an extensive range of on-board entertainment but one of the great little features that’s included is the facility to order food and drink right on your screen. That’s worth travelling just for the novelty alone.  More info

7. Qatar Airways

Along with over 1,000 entertainment options, Qatar have an Oscar’s Best Picture category in their movie collection. They also boast OnAir wifi, SMS and email facilities.  More info

6. Virgin Atlantic

With its group’s background in the entertainment industry, it’s no surprise that Virgin Atlantic has one of the best inflight entertainment systems in the sky. You can also avail of the system before take-off right up until you step off the plane.  More info

5. Cathay Pacific

With up to 100 movies, 500 TV programs and 800 music CD’s to choose from, Qantas provide a very good selection of entertainment options to pass the time. They also show the latest Sky News programs from that day so you can keep up with current affairs.  More info

4. Qantas

With up to 100 movies, 500 TV programs and 800 music CD’s to choose from, Qantas provide a very good selection of entertainment options to pass the time. They also show the latest Sky News programs from that day so you can keep up with current affairs.  More info

3. Turkish Airlines

Inside the top 3, Turkish Airlines provides a great selection of movies, TV and music across all of their long-haul fleets and most of their short-haul fleets. They are also only one of two airlines in this list that provide free on-board wifi.  More info

2. Singapore Airlines

Coming in at 2nd place with multiple movie and television program options, Singapore provide you with a superb in-flight entertainment experience. They also provide in-seat power in all seats along with on-board wifi.  More info

1. Emirates

But at number 1 for in-flight entertainment, with more than 2,000 channels of entertainment to keep you busy, is Emirates. They also provide free on-board wifi and up to 8 channels of live television including sporting events so you don’t miss that all important match while in the air.  More info

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