Jetstar Announces iPad Available as In-Flight Entertainment for AUD$10

Australian low-fare carrier Jetstar announced that it will begin renting iPads for in-flight entertainment use on intra-Australia flights later in June.  The devices will rent for AUD$10 (about $8.50) and will be equipped with a full range of entertainment provided by Bluebox Avionics (as noted here).  For airlines that currently don’t offer a wide range of in-flight entertainment, the iPad offers a pretty affordable and low-maintenance way to offer a great in-flight product.  I would not be surprised to see low-fare carriers rolling this out around the world.  I’m sure all airlines will be watching this closely.