Handheld, portable entertainment systems offer a wide range of opportunities for airlines and enhance the passenger experience. Here are 10 reasons why one of the most popular of these devices, the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), is a worthwhile investment for airlines.
1. Passengers love them
The PSP is one of the most recognisable portable entertainment systems around. It is very popular with passengers because of the high quality of its games and ability to play a wide choice of content such as movies, TV shows, music and digital comics.
2. On-board revenue opportunities
Finding additional revenue streams is always a priority for airlines. The PSP can be rented out to passengers during the course of a flight – even a small airline renting out 16 PSPs a flight can make millions of dollars in annual revenues film review.
3. An extra perk for business class
Business class passengers are the lifeblood of many airlines. What better way to show your appreciation and making their journey even more pleasant than by offering them a complimentary PSP.
4. Keeping children entertained
Keeping children entertained onboard isn’t just the concern of parents. Airlines also have a role to play, which is why the PSP is a fantastic solution. As a leading handheld device, many children are already familiar with the PSP and will jump at the chance to play the latest video games and read comics.
5. The perfect back-up system
If a technical malfunction were to cause your overhead or embedded IFE system to fail, the PSP can act as a temporary solution and allow cabin crew to minimise the impact on passenger satisfaction.
6. Light in weight
All airlines are concerned about weight on the aircraft due to ever increasing fuel costs, which is why the PSP is an ideal portable IFE solution. At 186 grams it is the lightest handheld on the market.
7. 11 Hours of in-flight entertainment
Being quick and easy to charge, and with a battery life of 11 hours, the PSP is a great solution for flights of any length.
8. No capital expenditure or modification of aircraft
With the PSP there is no need for airlines to invest in expensive embedded IFE hardware systems or retrofit the fleet with complex equipment.
9. Fun for all the family
It’s not just children who love video games. PSPs are popular with people of all ages, meaning every passenger will find something fun to do with the device. Even if gaming isn’t their thing, they’ll be able to use their PSP to watch other elements of the in-flight entertainment experience, including movies and TV.
10. A memorable experience
Ultimately, airlines want their passengers to leave with positive memories of the flight experience. PSP devices offer airlines a chance to differentiate themselves from competitors and provide an enjoyable in-flight entertainment experience that passengers will love.