Virgin America is continuing their reign as the most hip and technology savvy airline and bringing more FREE entertainment options to travelers in in the air as they expand beyond their RED inflight entertainment system to allow customers to stream Netflix on select aircraft and have free access to Spotify and New York time while onboard.
The new partnerships announced today with Spotify and New York Time continues to build upon Virgin America unique inflight offering. As of Today, Virgin America is the ONLY airline that allows customers to access over 30 million songs for free, and the new partnership also allows customers to gain access to a free 30 day trial or just listen for free even off the plane. The Airline is offering a similar partnership with the New York Times, which allows customers to access all of the newspapers online content while flying between now and March 2, 2016.
Virgin America has always been about providing guests with the largest breadth of entertainment and more control over their in-flight experience, whether through the fleetwide WiFi we’ve offered since 2009 or the library of latest release films, live TV, videogames and MP3s available at every seat via our Red® entertainment touch-screens,” said Virgin America Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications, Abby Lunardini. “With our new ViaSat WiFi, we’re excited to take this offering to the next level by offering guests the ability to stay informed with access to daily New York Times content and their favorite music with the entire Spotify catalogue at 35,000 feet.”
“At Spotify, we’re dedicated to finding ways to bring music into every part of consumers lives, wherever they are, whatever they’re doing, whatever their mood,” said Erin Clift, VP Global Marketing and Partnerships at Spotify. “Partnering with Virgin America to provide guests with Spotify “Mood Lists” is an excellent way to enhance their experience and bring Spotify to flyers both in-flight and beyond.”
Clay Fisher, senior vice president, consumer marketing, The New York Times, added: “Through this collaboration, NYTimes.com offers Virgin America guests access to some of the best news, information and entertainment content available on the web. Whether they want to catch up on the news, dive deep into an investigative article or sit back and enjoy a Times video, travelers will feel more connected to the world around them when they are up in the air, simply by logging on to the in-flight WiFi.”
The new partnerships announced today builds upon the partnership with Netflix that was announced on September 29, 2015 that allows customers on select aircrafts to stream Netflix for free and expands the number of entertainment options available to them. All of these new partnership are only available on select aircrafts which feature Virgin America next generation of inflight internet known as ViaSat WiFi. Although the new benefits are fantastic for flyers, do not get overly excited, as this new product and new entertainment options are actually only installed on the new A320s aircraft which are being delivered from fall 2015-mid-2016. So the likelihood of your flying a ViaSAT Wifi equipped aircraft is actually fairly low. But if you get lucky, ENJOY these awesome new entertainment options!