Gone are the days of dealing with pesky in-flight monitors!

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is kicking off its new intranet entertainment service on a few of its prime domestic flights today. The service will allow passengers to access entertainment content on their own cellphones, tablets and laptops.

In the first phase, a total of 30 hours of content would be available including dramas, comedy, kids' movies, tilawat, documentaries, safety videos, Urdu feature films and music.

For the second phase, work is underway on an app that will have 50 hours of content including western movies, interactive games for kids and moving maps.

Initially, the facility will be available on selected flights on Karachi-Islamabad and Karachi-Lahore routes. The flight numbers that will have this service are PK-300, PK-301, PK-302, PK-303, PK-304 305, PK-308 and PK-309.

The system is being launched on trial basis, to be extended to other flights in the next few weeks, after obtaining feedback from the public.