PaxEx: South African Airways Partners With Samsung
South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offering to business class customers travelling on regional flights.
Executive travellers demand an in-flight multimedia system that replicate, or even transcend, the experience they have on the ground.
The exclusive agreement will see 500 Samsung tablets available aboard selected flights longer than three hours. SAA begins the project on the Mauritius route at this stage, changing the travel experience for professionals and addressing their unique travel needs by adding more choice.
The tablets are pre-loaded with content that can be used to read magazines, watch movies, listen to music and play games.
This technology partnership provides SAA with a value-added service that takes the travel experience into new heights.
Cabin crew are able to distribute the devices, which will contain both South African, African and international content, once in-flight and collect the tablets prior to landing for safe keeping.