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Better inflight entertainment on Emirates

Long-haul carrier Emirates Airline has said that it plans to improve the inflight entertainment systems available on its planes.

The carrier won awards for its inflight entertainment systems in 2005 and 2006 and now plans further improvements to cement its reputation.

Its 'ice' (information, communications, entertainment) system currently allows passengers to choose from hundreds of movies, TV shows, radio programmes and games. In addition, passengers can pause, rewind and start movies on demand.

Now, the airline will introduce the largest widescreens in all classes on 24 new planes. First class passengers will get a 23" screen, while those in business and economy class will be able to watch the entertainment on 17" and 10.6" units respectively.

"Of course, we've also bumped up the programming choice so there's even more movies, TV and audio as well as over 100 games to play," explained Mike Simon of Emirates.

Furthermore, the airline plans to introduce new features. These include 'My USB' - which allows people to view their holiday snaps onscreen during the flight home.

Currently, Emirates flies from Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham to a variety of international destinations.

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