AirAsia X enhances entertainment for Aussies

Peter Terlato 20 January 2017

AirAsia X Xcite

Movies, games, magazines and more now available.

Malaysian carrier AirAsia X has upgraded its in-flight entertainment option for Australian passengers.

The new Xcite Inflight Entertainment tablet is a Huawei Mediapad 2, equipped with a 10.1" HD widescreen display, Harman Kardon audio technology and headset.

Guests travelling aboard AirAsia X (flight code D7) services to and from Australia can pre-book these devices for about $AU15 (RM49) or rent them on-board for about $18 (RM60).

The new tablets support five languages (English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese) and the service is complimentary for all Premium Flatbed customers.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail says device content will be regularly updated with the latest Hollywood blockbusters, as well as other international and local movies.

Currently Xcite is showing X-Men: Apocalypse, The Maze Runner, 21 Days Under the Sky, Storks, The Drop and more. However, no television shows or series are available on the devices at this point.

There's also plenty of music, games and magazines to read, plus passengers can shop while they fly, as the AirAsia BIG Duty Free catalogue is also included.

Previously, the airline offered Samsung Galaxy Tab devices for rental on all its Australian flights.

AirAsia X flies out of Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth.

Xcite Inflight Entertainment will not be available on flights to/from Auckland, Jeddah and Kathmandu.

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