Virgin Atlantic passengers will benefit from more than an hour of additional video and music on flights after the airline was granted permission to use the light entertainment system prior to take off and during landing.
The Civil Aviation Authority granted the permission, subject to the safety demonstration video being completed. Prior to this, in-flight entertainment systems on Virgin Atlantic aircraft were only allowed to be turned on 25 minutes after take-off, and switched off again 40 minutes before landing.
During taxi, take-off and landing, passengers must use Virgin Atlantic’s own headsets, after these times, they will be able to switch to their own headsets if they wish.
The possibility of watching films or listening to music during the times of take-off and landing may also come as some comfort and distraction to those who find these parts of a flight nerve-wracking.