Ryanair has scrapped it trial of the in-flight entertainment system which costs the user £5 due to low numbers of passengers willing to pay. Ryanair's trial began in October and...

Ryanair has scrapped it trial of the in-flight entertainment system which costs the user £5 due to low numbers of passengers willing to pay.

Ryanair’s trial began in October and the airline admitted in January that take-up had been disappointing, with as few as five passengers per aircraft willing to pay for entertainment. The Irish airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, had predicted that it would generate "enormous sums of money".

Other low-cost airlines have experimented with entertainment as a source of additional revenue. An American carrier, JetBlue, offers television programmes on domestic flights.

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