AirFi, the provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, has announced six new airline customers on the eve of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
The company has welcomed Aramco Aviation, Cobalt, Freebird, Salamair, Tailwind, and Yakutia Airlines to the family of Portable Wireless IFE and Connected Crew Retail EPOS partners.
Job Heimerikx, CEO AirFi, said: ”AirFi is the fastest selling and most trusted portable wireless IFE solution in the market and we are consistently proving how to deliver a highly cost-effective way to improve onboard retail and digital passenger experiences.
“The new airline clients confirm its status as a truly global operation as well as increasing its footprint closer to home in Europe.
“These airlines come into the company’s client portfolio at a time when AirFi is also expanding services within its existing client base. AirFi is now flying on more than 300 aircraft worldwide from regional jets to wide-bodies serving 30 clients and over five million happy users so far have enjoyed the AirFi experience.
“We are just about to reach a major milestone of five million cumulative flying hours across our deployed AirFi fleet since we launched just a few years ago. The boxes are the original portable IFE and – in an increasingly crowded market – stands out as the most widely deployed and reliable solution in its class,” explained Martijn Moret, CIO AirFi.
“By further adding these new vertical market deployments to our portfolio, we have demonstrated how our aviation-standard hardware can be adapted with a simple software change to enable new operating models where primary power needs to come from the vehicle and use the long-life internal battery for back-up power and overnight data synchronisation.
“Also for the first time we are enabling the onboard connectivity module to enable live internet access, expanding even further the possibilities for our customers.” continued Moret.