Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) has adopted Adaptive’s ACES mobile IFE system across its fleet, in order to digitalise its inflight magazines, newspapers and magazines. The airline predicts that the switch to digital press could reduce ANA’s carbon footprint by eliminating more than 1,500 tons of paper emissions per year, while also reducing common passenger touchpoints and increasing the number of publications available to customers.
ANA passengers will be able to access ACES’ digital press content on their smartphone or other device via the airline’s booking and reservations app, in multiple languages. Users can download content up to 24 hours before their flight using an internet connection, and it will remain available on their device for 24 hours after the flight lands.
“As part of our response to COVID-19 outbreak, ANA has suspended providing printed publications onboard. Our new service will give our customers access to a significantly larger selection of media – even more options than we used to provide before the spread of Covid-19,” said Tom Mano, VP of products & services planning at ANA. “This new service will, at the same time, make our operations more sustainable, as we’ve made a long-term commitment to adhering to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”