Singapore Airlines goes paperless in cabins

As travelers are becoming more environmentally aware, airlines are starting to try out various green initiatives. Singapore Airlines recently announced that it has started a campaign to remove the use of paper in its cabins.

The airlines will use its KrisWorld entertainment system to provide three electronic inflight magazines - SilverKris, KrisShop and KrisWorld, along with menu cards. The move towards a paperless cabin will allow the airline to reduce aircraft weight and save fuel.

“This opens up a wide range of opportunities to benefit out customers and at the same time results in less weight in the aircraft,” said Yap Kim Way, senior vice president of products and services for the airline. “E-books and e-magazines have gained popularity and we want to offer these to our customers.”

The paperless cabin trial will be launched in collaboration with SmarttPapers Aviation, a firm that provides technology that allows companies to digitally compress magazines and newspapers for various inflight entertainment systems.

The first paperless cabins can currently be found on two of the airlines Boeing 777s.ADNFCR-3467-ID-19917223-ADNFCR


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