SriLankan installs SkyLights’ VR cinema at Serendib Business Class Lounge | Daily News

SriLankan installs SkyLights’ VR cinema at Serendib Business Class Lounge

SriLankan Airlines, in partnership with immersive entertainment specialist SkyLights, unveiled a new Virtual Reality (VR) cinema at its Business Class lounge.

Installed in the Serendib lounge at Bandaranaike International Airport, SkyLights’ Allosky and Skykids cinematic VR headsetsoffer passengers the unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the latest films and TV series in 2D, 3D and 360° onindividual immersive headsets.In offering this innovate new service,the leading national carrier looks to transform passenger-waiting times and set its customer journey apart.

SkyLights is an American-French company pioneering VR as passenger entertainment in-flight and in the lounge. Recognising its expertise in the field, SriLankan Airlines selected SkyLights’ Allosky and Skykids solutions to create a dedicated private cinema area as a new type of guest experience including children entertained during their stay at the lounge.

SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunatilleka said, “We are pleased to partner SkyLights in our endeavour to provide a memorable travel experience to our valued customers. Introducing this immersive cinema experience for the enjoyment of our premium passengers is a truly progressive step given that we are one of the first Airlines in the Asian region to adopt the service.”

“If deemed successful, SriLankan Airlines may also look to introduce the service onboard its long-haul flights.”

With the sleek and comfortable Allosky headsets and Bluetooth headphones, guests at the Serendib lounge will enjoy films such as critically acclaimed Crazy Rich Asians, and in 3D Spielberg’s Ready Player One in Full HD.Furthermore, passengers that wear reading glasses are not excluded from enjoying the service thanks to focus adjustments on the device.

“The lounge is an important part in the premium customer journey and to date there has been little in the way of passenger entertainment in this space. With SriLankan Airlines we secure our first deployment in the Asia-Pacific region. Together we are working to set a new standard in customer experience before passengers even step foot on the plane.”, said David Dicko, SkyLights CEO.


 

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