The Sydney Morning Herald: Jetstar has started offering its passengers iPads to watch movies, play games and read magazines, in what it says is a world first.
The Apple tablets made their debut on a Jetstar flight from Auckland to Melbourne yesterday.
The devices will be available on flights within Australia longer than two hours as well as selected trans-Tasman and international routes, from today.
Jetstar said yesterday its long-haul passengers out of Australia and New Zealand would be able to hire the tablet from next month. They will cost between $10 and $15 to hire.
There were also plans to introduce the iPads on Jetstar Asia's services operating out of Singapore, Jetstar said.
Jetstar first tested the use of iPads on board its flights for a two-week period in June 2010.
Jetstar group chief executive Bruce Buchanan said the airline was now looking at what inflight entertainment options would be offered on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are due to arrive at Jetstar in 2013.
Jetstar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas.