flydubai enhances inflight entertainment service

Dubai-based flydubai has announced its latest onboard services – Wi-Fi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface

GEE-flydubai L-R: Daniel Kerrison, Dave Davis, and Ghaith Al Ghaith

Dubai-based flydubai has announced its latest onboard services – Wi-Fi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, commented on the launch, “flydubai has been committed to investing in product innovations and technologies that enhance the travel experience for our passengers. We want to offer customers more choice, a greater experience and affordable access to the technologies we are all coming to expect in the air, just as we do on the ground. Adding Wi-Fi connectivity, live television along with our enhanced inflight entertainment system will allow us to continue to deliver that personalised flying experience our customers expect and appreciate.”

WiFi connectivity and live TV will be available through the inflight portal for the first time on selected flights as flydubai continues to roll out the service across the rest of its fleet. The wireless satellite-based network will allow passengers to buy a package from as US$ 4 to get connected during a flight using their personal devices and from US$ 8 to tune in to catch up with the news and enjoy Arabic shows.

flydubai has partnered with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to launch the fully-integrated Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) System. The carrier already receives inflight media content through GEE and the installation of connectivity systems expands the partnership to include integrated IFEC solutions offering Wi-Fi enabled internet connectivity, an extensive library of more than 2,000 hours of on-demand content and the capability to stream live TV.

“GEE has enabled flydubai to take control of the total inflight passenger experience like never before, starting with integrated inflight entertainment, connectivity, digital media solutions and rounding it out with real-time data operations solutions. We’re looking forward to tailoring additional solutions that will continue to enhance the flydubai passenger experience in the months and years ahead,” said Dave Davis, CEO, GEE.

Daniel Kerrison, vice president – inflight product, flydubai, said, “We are excited to be offering as many creative and innovative product choices as we can to our passengers and giving them the option to decide which products and services they wish to include in their travel experience. We are happy with our partnership with GEE and we are determined to provide our passengers with an experience similar to what they have come to expect from consumer electronics like tablets and smartphones.”

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