Virgin America today announced that it’s bringing free streaming of the entire Spotify catalogue, which boasts more than 30 million songs, to all passengers onboard its new ViaSat Wi-Fi equipped aircraft through March 2nd, 2016. It’s the first airline to team up with Spotify to offer all users access to its entire music catalogue 35,000 feet in the air, it has also created some 60 city-inspired Mood Lists in collaboration with Spotify to “inspire and excite” passengers about their destination.
Guests can now enjoy in-flight playlists for various cities, like “Empire State of Mind” playlist for New York and “Welcome to the Windy City” for Chicago. All of these playlists can be found at virginamerica.com/spotify.
That’s not all, Virgin America has also announced a collaboration with The New York Times which will provide passengers with free in-flight access to curated Times content which will include breaking news, travel, technology, business and “Most Viewed” categories.
This will also be available only on the airline’s ViaSat Wi-Fi equipped planes that are on mainland flights. Passengers can also sign up to get a free 30 day New York Times All Digital Access subscription which can be used both in the air and on the ground.
Unlike the Spotify partnership no time frame has been announced yet for the partnership between Virgin America and The New York Times.
Update: The NYT and Virgin America collaboration also goes live today.