Showing posts with label AirFi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AirFi. Show all posts

07 November, 2023

Cyprus Airways has selected AirFi as its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider.

      Cyprus Airways has become the latest carrier to deploy airline technology provider AirFi’s wireless in-flight entertainment across its fleet of Airbus jets.  

The newly resurrected flag carrier of Cyprus is gearing up for both fleet and route expansions, with new aircraft on the horizon and a commitment to be a catalyst for tourism growth on the island. As part of its focus on innovation and customer service, the airline is installing AirFi’s portable wireless streaming solutions onboard its all-Airbus fleet of two A320 and two A220 aircraft. It will also seek to outfit new aircraft that are added to the fleet with AirFi’s products in the near-term.  

Each aircraft will be equipped with two AirFi boxes, enabling passengers to access digital entertainment on their personal electronic devices including movies, TV games, music, a moving map, and destination-based video content. AirFi’s streaming in-flight entertainment solution is set to go live with Cyprus Airways in time for the holiday season, thanks to a swift rollout by the AirFi team. 

Excitingly, Cyprus Airways has chosen to include AirFi’s Dance24 channel as part of its entertainment offering. With a special focus on electronic dance music, the channel is well suited to a considerable demographic of the airline’s market, who will be travelling to and from the country’s music festivals and party resorts, such as Ayia Napa.  

25 September, 2023

Transavia Brings “Mall in the Sky” to Rotterdam Flights with AirFi Trial

Transavia is embarking on a three-month trial of the AirFi box to test the company’s “Mall in the Sky” concept
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia has begun a trial of the AirFi box that will enable passengers to access and buy in-flight entertainment content and order food and beverages from their seats. 

Transavia is trialling AirFi’s solution on board its Boeing 737 aircraft based at Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands. The carrier, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, operates an average of 85 flights a week from the Dutch city to destinations across Europe and Morocco.

AirFi is committed to creating a truly successful “Mall in the Sky” experience for Transavia and will be is using the trial to research factors, including passengers’ willingness to pay and conversion rates, to further optimise the platform for the airline while delivering value-added products and services that travellers want and need. 

In addition to passengers being able to order food and beverage to their seats from their own personal mobile devices, a broad selection of new-release films from Hollywood and around the world will be made available for purchase via the AirFi streaming platform.

Job Heimerikx, AirFi’s CEO, commented: “It’s a great pleasure to be working with our long-standing partner Transavia at their Rotterdam base, which is just a stone’s throw away from our HQ. We are excited to see how passengers interact with our “Mall in the Sky” concept, which we designed to simultaneously enhance the passenger experience and airlines’ ancillary revenues. Transavia has always been at the forefront of these kinds of innovations, so we are looking forward to delivering a highly professional pilot for them.” 

The trial builds on a well-established relationship between AirFi and Transavia, which already uses the airline technology provider’s Connected Crew platform for onboard sales. 

It also broadens AirFi’s existing work across the Air-France KLM Group. Most recently, AirFi collaborated with KLM Cityhopper on its entry into SkyTeam’s Sustainable Flight Challenge. The company has also completed a project onboard KLM’s Boeing 747 aircraft.  

08 June, 2023

AirFi wins three awards at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2023

Recognition of innovation and improvements in the passenger experience from three leading industry groups, presented in conjunction with Aircraft Interiors Expo 2023 in Hamburg, Germany 

Airline technology provider AirFi has been recognised for excellence in aircraft cabin technology, winning three separate awards at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. 

The AirFi suite of solutions won The Crystal Cabin Award for IFEC and Digital Services, the Onboard Hospitality (OBH) Award for Best Onboard Technology, and the PAX Tech Readership Award for Best Technology. 

The prestigious Crystal Cabin Award for IFEC and Digital Services was awarded by an international jury of in-flight experts for AirFi LEO, created in partnership with Iridium and SKYTRAC. The solution consists of an antenna smaller than a pen, which is placed inside a window frame to enable a connection to the Iridium Certus low-Earth orbit system. The data link allows for access to aircraft ACARS transmissions, validation of credit card payments and the use of WhatsApp and iMessage by passengers.