Starting today Iceland Express will be offering iPads on all of their transatlantic flights as in-flight entertainment.

While they won’t be giving them out for free ($13 USD rental fee applies), the iPads will surely help with boredom on longer flights across the Atlantic ocean. Iceland Express’ Georg Haraldsson notes that that the iPad makes sense for longer flights because it has such a great battery life. It was time for us “to invest in a device that is more geared towards long-haul [flights].”

All trans-atlantic flights will have 25 iPads available per flight, starting today, but they will be increasing availability early next year. WiFi will not be available on the planes at launch, but Iceland Express is looking into the possibilities.

I have to say, it’s a nice little perk. After spending some time on a flight from Toronto to Frankfurt last winter, it’s pretty obvious that this type of program will be a hit on Iceland Express flights.

If anyone finds themselves at 35,000 feet on a trans-atlantic Iceland Express flight in the future, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the program.

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