A trial period for the inflight entertainment will begin in January aboard Boeing 737s operating between Edmonton, Yellowknife, Norman Wells, and Inuvik; and also between Iqaluit and Ottawa.
The system, powered by Global Eagle Entertainment, will offer movies and TV on passengers’ phones, tablets, or laptops, alongside digital editions of publications Up Here and Tusaayaksat.
Four of Canadian North’s Boeing 737s will get the trial. Alongside the services mentioned above, the airline will offer the service on certain charter flights.
“Canadian North will review the passenger usage and performance of this system over a trial period, with the intention of eventually making it available on all sixteen of its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft,” the company stated in Tuesday’s news release.