Air New Zealand has adopted Google Cardboard technology to share a virtual reality experience of its cabins with the UK travel trade.
The new Air New Zealand Cabin Viewer app showcases the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER, which flies daily between London and Auckland via Los Angeles.
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality platform which uses a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone. The technology allows viewers to take a 360° virtual tour through its economy, premium economy and business premier cabins.
Kathryn Robertson, Air New Zealand’s general manager UK/Europe, said: “We are constantly looking at ways to make things easier for the travel trade.
“This technology is exciting in that it allows the trade to virtually step onboard our aircraft and experience all three cabins and learn about our product in a new and unique way.”
To encourage the travel trade to use the technology Air New Zealand is giving away 1,000 Google Cardboard sets.
The airline’s account managers will also be out on the road using the technology in training sessions.
To claim a free Google Cardboard set visit Air New Zealand’s trade website.
The Air New Zealand Cabin Viewer app is free to download onto smartphones from the Apple Store and Google Play.