11 January 2018
The battle for business class passengers (PeterGreenberg.com)
For entertainment, Air France is now in partnership with virtual reality technology company SkyLights to offer immersive in-flight entertainment headsets. These personal devices provide passengers 2D and 3D virtual reality experiences. This gives them one of the most innovative business class entertainment systems on the market.
30 November 2017
SkyTeam brings virtual cinema to Dubai lounge (Arabian Aerospace)
SkyTeam is teaming up with high-tech company SkyLights to transform its Dubai lounge into a virtual movie theater. For a limited time, customers can watch multimedia content on immersive Bravo headsets and enjoy the latest cinematic VR technology before they fly. The ‘Virtual Cinema’ pilot is part of SkyTeam’s strategy to deliver an innovative and memorable experience each time customers visit one of the alliance’s seven branded lounges.
25 September 2017
SkyLights' next-gen VR headset AlloSky takes flight at APEX (Runway Girl Network)
AlloSky offers up an array of new features including full HD resolution (1080p each eye), a 60% weight reduction to its predecessor (the Bravo Theater), and state-of-the-art dioptric correction to cater to the eyesight of all passengers. As part of the solution’s inauguration SkyLights is running an early-access launch program with Air France, Joon, gategroup, AccorHotels, Corsair and Jetfly.
13th August 2017
Air France trials virtual reality (Business Traveller)
Air France is trialling SkyLights virtual reality entertainment in their business class. From the start of August a limited number of headsets will be available onboard their A340 flights between Paris CDG and St Martin. Air France confirm that the solution "could be rolled out on other flights in the months ahead".
14th July 2017
SkyLights deploys its immersive entertainment solution onboard SNCF's TGV link between Paris and Milan. The service, a first in European rail travel, allows first class passengers to enjoy the latest blockbuster films and trending series in 2D and 3D on their own personal movie screen.
12th July 2017
SkyLights secures Air France investment and wins innovation award (French Tech Hub)
SkyLights was named the first company to secure investment from Air France's new fundraising program aimed towards nurturing innovation. On the same day the American French company was also awarded 'Les As De L'Innovation' award at the Paris Air Forum.
9th June 2017
This Autumn, guests in the executive rooms of Novotel, La Défese, will be given the opportunity to watch 2D and 3D films and series
12th May 2017
1st May 2017
2 page profile of SkyLights in (Inflight Magazine, p.23)
“The company primarily partner’s with airline customer experience managers to help offer their premium passengers a remarkable experience that will differentiate and upgrade their customer journey”
4th January 2017
“For travellers who want to get away from the many annoyances of flying— from the screaming child in the next row, the loud conversation across the aisle, the seatback movie selection that seems to consist entirely of lowbrow sequels—SkyLights and similar technology could be a godsend.”
19th December 2016
“For a public increasingly accustomed to nearly ubiquitous internet access, with on-demand video and continuous social media feeds, the airline cabin too often feels like a final, frustrating frontier.”