A new in-flight entertainment system is being introduced by Thomas Cook Airlines on short and medium-haul flights this summer.

Passengers using their own mobile devices can connect to the Sunstream system to access films, TV series, music and magazines.

They can also book excursions tailored to their destination as well as customise and download individual tour guides to use during their holiday.

Orders from the Airshoppen duty free service, which delivers products directly to their seat, will also be available.

A chat function to stay in touch with friends and family on the ground will be added this summer.

A premium entertainment package costs £4 per user per flight or £15 for a family.

Users download a free app and turn their mobile devices on to flight mode to access the system.

They can activate Wi-Fi on their device to connect to the entertainment server on board.

Destination information and access to excursion bookings and retail content are free of charge.

Product director Gareth Sutton said: “This fantastic technology provides quality and convenient entertainment for customers who want to relax and get in the holiday spirit.

“We’re working hard on creative ideas that make leisure flying fun, from our pre-order duty free service Airshoppen, to upgraded cabin interiors, and digital, personalised entertainment systems such as this new offer on short and medium-haul flights.

“It perfectly complements our onboard entertainment on long-haul which has been a great success since its introduction in 2014.”

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