Virgin America will offer Google Maps on Red, its in-flight entertainment system. Interactive and personally controlled moving maps will be available on every seat-back screen. The program has been custom-developed by Google and Virgin America.
The system will allow guests to see location, distance and time to their destination, and time remaining to their destination throughout the flight. Panning and eight levels of zoom will be available. Passengers will also be able to plan travels using Red’s Journey section.
The onboard entertainment system will also offer pay-per-view movies, live TV via satellite, music, electronic games, individual music playlist capability, chat with other passengers, and the ability to order meals on-demand.
Charles Ogilvie, Virgin America’s Director of Inflight Entertainment & Partnerships said, “Together, we’ll be able provide a fully interactive mapping experience for passengers at every seat and on every flight.”
Virgin America is a new domestic low-fare carrier using all new planes and providing features such as leather seats and outlets for portable electronic devices at every seat. The airline plans to begin service in August.
To learn more about Virgin America visit: www.virginamerica.com.