Air Canada says it’s the first airline to offer Canadian Audible Original Audiobooks and Podcasts in its in-flight entertainment system.
“We’re thrilled to announce Audible as the latest global brand to work with Air Canada as we continue to expand the in-flight entertainment choices we offer our customers,” said John Moody, Managing Director, Product Design at Air Canada. “Entertainment is an important part of the in-flight experience, and with a growing interest in audio stories, the addition of inspiring and engaging articles and interviews in audio format complements the diverse range of content available in our unparalleled in-flight programming.”
The collaboration adds a starting point of 160 hours of Audible Original Audiobook and Podcast content to the airline’s existing 2,500+ hours of in-flight entertainment (IFE), which includes 420+ movies, 1,000+TV episodes, 130+ albums, podcasts and more. The new Audible programming now available on-board Air Canada’s IFE-equipped aircraft offers topics such as Sports, True Crime, Family, Wellness, Action & Adventure, Comedy, and more. The catalogue features a wide range of Canadian content in both English and French, with highlights including, Sidney Crosby: The Rookie Year; Seven Truths; Women Talking; Roudoudous en laponie; Main-Basse sur le monde; and more, with new titles to come.
Audible is also offering Air Canada customers two free months of membership, so they can listen at home or on their next trip.
Air Canada’s partnership with Audible follows the airline's recent expansions to its in-flight entertainment options with critically acclaimed original programs and family fun content. In May, Air Canada launched free text-base messaging for all Aeroplan members worldwide on all Wi-Fi equipped aircraft across Air Canada's fleet, including Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express. Last November, Air Canada became the only Canadian carrier to offer live Canadian TV featuring English and French channels, giving customers the ability to cheer on their favourite sports teams by watching global sporting events in real time, as well as live news onboard equipped flights.