Etihad Airways is allowing its customers to experience SkyLights Aero Virtual Reality entertainment technology for a month at both its First Class Lounge and Spa and Business Class Premium Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3.
The month-long trial will collect feedback which will be used to determine the carrier’s future lounge entertainment officer.
Vice president guest experience and delivery, Etihad Airways, Linda Celestino commented: “As with the Etihad inflight experience, we are constantly investigating ways to enhance our service and hospitality offering on the ground through innovative technology and customisation. By conducting trials such as these, we already understand that modern travellers expect more information and seek increasingly connected and immersive experiences which engage and entertain them on every level. Gone are the days when a premium lounge experience just meant comfortable design, luxurious amenities and fine dining.
She added: “The development of this type of technology could also allow us to provide more personalisation and end-to-end entertainment solutions across all customer demographics, reinforcing our strategy of providing greater choice at every stage of the customer journey.”
A provider of entertainment solutions, SkyLights works hand-in-hand with airline industry partners to develop the latest cinematic VR technology, which will work to enhance inflight and ground experiences.
The SkyLights ALLOSKY VR headsets provide users with an immersive, HD resolution, cinematic experience in 2D and 3D, featuring intuitive technology for ease of use and noise cancelling headphones. With a battery life of more than six hours, users can look forward to uninterrupted enjoyment from a catalogue of recent blockbuster movies, selected 360-degree short films, TV series, documentaries and children’s programming.