Microsoft announced on the official Windows blog that Alaska Airlines was upgrading its flight experience with new technology, based on Microsoft’s solutions. The fleet of airplanes will feature Windows inflight entertainment solutions and tablets.


7,000 Windows Toshiba Encore 2 tablets have been included on aircrafts. The inflight tablets are running Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is also promised to come to these devices. The devices deployed across the Alaska Airlines fleet are operated by Skycast Solutions, Microsoft’s partner in this initiative. Security is enhanced here and the slates come bundled with movies that are still in theaters.

The tablets include a variety of services and content, including movies, TV shows, e-publications and games. The Windows models will work during the flight, with the devices recharger for the next departure. Alaska Airlines also teamed up with the digital engineering firm Ratio to integrate technologies, developer entertainment apps and embedded experience.