Airlines Are Ready to Serve Ads

Panasonic Avionics struck a deal with MediaShift that will allow the advertising company to create targeted ads for on-board customers that are delivered both to entertainment systems and users’ PEDs using the airline’s Wi-Fi.

Airlines currently using Panasonic Avionics, an in-flight entertainment system, include United and Singapore Airlines, among others. Regular ads will appear momentarily and will then be swapped out for a targeted ad via MediaShift. Expected advertisers include travel destinations, financial services, clothing, entertainment and travel-related brands. Airlines will benefit monetarily from advertisers in exchange for serving the ads to customers.

Do you think these new ads will convert customers? Or will it just annoy them?



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