Andrea Wait, speaking on behalf of the Melbourne-based Jetstar, has confirmed in an e-mailed statement that the airline has acquired “several hundred” devices, which will be available on flights lasting more than 90 minutes.
According to a statement issued by the company this morning, the iPads provided to customers will come with movies, TV programs, ebooks, games, music videos and CDs, with the company’s chief executive officer Bruce Buchanan describing the pilot as "very exciting" as it anticipated huge demand for Apple’s tablet from customers.
I tested out the iPad last month and am very impressed with it. Although the internet will be disabled onboard, I’d much rather watch a movie on an iPad than on a digEplayer. A$10 is steep for a hop from Sydney to Adelaide, but I’d consider it on a flight to Perth or Darwin.