European new channel euronews is now giving worldwide airline companies the opportunity to offer world news in-flight via a multilingual service with live broadcasts and customised content, and in the ten languages of the channel.
The announcement was made during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget and the channel has already signed up several contracts worldwide: some 400 medium and long-haul flights serving four continents offer news bulletins and magazines produced by euronews.
The channel is also about to launch a new type of content called euronews display. This is a 100% visual format, designed for busy places such as airports, lounges and waiting areas.
The channel already supplies an exclusive package for Air France’s long-haul flights while Lufthansa provides daily news from euronews broadcasts on its long-haul flights. euronews has also signed up a new partnership with Oman Air, the first airline to deliver euronews broadcasts in English and Arabic. The service will start on 1 July.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Transaero Airlines offer euronews' cultural and scientific magazines in Russian and English, while Tap Portugal offers the same programmes in English and Portuguese. All Nippon provides daily news in English and German on its Japan-Germany flights, while Norwegian Air Shuttle delivers Fly magazine in English for its fleet.