DUBAI, 11 February 2022: Sci-Fi action
thriller Tenet and family favourite Cruella were among the most-watched movies,
while Friends: The Reunion topped the TV charts at 40,000 feet in 2021,
according to viewing trends released today by Emirates.
The largest airline in the world offers
more than 4,500 channels of entertainment on ice (Information Communication
Entertainment), its multi-award-winning inflight entertainment system where
passengers can watch the latest movies and TV series, listen to music and
podcasts, follow their flight’s progress and see views from the aircraft’s
external cameras; watch live news and sport, and stay connected through Wi-Fi.*
Emirates continually updates its inflight
content, adding hundreds of movies, TV shows, podcasts and music channels each
month to its extensive entertainment library on ice.
Top movies in 2021 on ice
The most viewed movie on Emirates flights
last year stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson and features Michael
Caine and Kenneth Branagh. Tenet follows a secret agent who learns to manipulate
the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future that threatens to
annihilate the present world.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s action and
comedy Bad Boys for Life and Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds,
Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek were also among the top most-watched movies
on a list that trended towards action, comedy and thriller movies.
World cinema is also very popular on ice
and top picks in 2021 included the French drama Who You Think I Am starring
Juliette Binoche and the Oscar-winning film from Denmark Another Round.
Across all cabin classes, family movies
were also hugely popular and the top-performing films in this genre in 2021
included Cruella, a big hit on board starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson and
Mulan, the story of a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male
warrior to save her father.
Animated films Luca and Soul were also
hugely popular, as was the new Wizarding World collection on ice, where adults
and children alike enjoyed watching the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
There are more than 1,500 movies from
multiple genres available in up to 45 languages for passengers in First,
Business and Economy Class on ice.
The most popular TV in the sky
Emirates’ 2021 launch of TV series from HBO
Max proved very popular with customers. Friends: The Reunion, which was
exclusively on board Emirates in the region, was among the most-watched TV
programmes. Other top TV selections included the award-winning drama series
Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet, and The Flight Attendant, a comedy,
drama, mystery and thriller all-in-one starring Kaley Cuoco. The HBO Max
content on ice continues to delight passengers in 2022, with the addition of
all three seasons of the hit series Succession.
Unmissable live sports
For many sports fans, not being able to
tune into their favourite sporting events and live games is unthinkable, but
with Emirates, you never have to miss a minute of live-action on the Sport 24
and Sport 24 Extra channels.
Some of the top live sporting events that
customers enjoyed live on board in 2021 were the UEFA Euro 2020, the
rescheduled 2020 Summer Olympics, Wimbledon 2021, The British Open, NBA finals
and many more.
Emirates offers four live channels of
sports and international news channels, including CNN, BBC World News, Sport 24
and Sport 24 Extra.
2021 was another multi-award-winning year
for ice, where customers voted Emirates ‘Best Inflight Entertainment at the
2022 APEX Passenger Choice Awards®.
Emirates has won Skytrax World’s Best Inflight Entertainment accolade
every year since 2005.
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