Thomas Cook To Offer PSP As In-Flight Entertainment

UK airline company Thomas Cook has plans to replace its in-flight entertainment system with Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming console.

The handheld console is expected to come loaded with movies, TV programs and games.

The console, which will be available for the duration of the flight for £7.50, will come with a headphone splitter, allowing travellers to share the device with their in-flight neighbour in order to watch movies and TV shows.

The Independent reports that the consoles will be loaded with eight movies and seven TV shows, along with several games for travellers in Thomas Cook's short and medium-haul flights.

Experts believe that the move by Thomas Cook suggests that airline companies are moving away from the traditional seat-back entertainment model to a newer, more technologically advanced mode of in-flight entertainment.

Recently, Australian airline company Jetstar started offering Apple's iPad tablet device to passengers on its domestic flights for a rental fee of $10 AUD.