Asiana Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has begun revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic Avionics inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution.
This first aircraft, which was line fit with Panasonic solutions by Airbus, entered passenger service on May 15 having been delivered to the carrier on April 26.
Panasonic’s eX3 system delivers features including audio and video on demand, and a massive content library that can offer more than 50 movies, 60 TV shows, games, music and more.
The aircraft will also offer Panasonic’s global connectivity service – the only broadband inflight connectivity service operating in every country in the world today – enabling passengers to access the internet via broadband inflight Wi-Fi, and to send and receive calls and text messages.
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer for Panasonic Avionics said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Asiana Airlines. Our world-class systems provide their passengers with a globally available and premium inflight entertainment and connectivity experience.”
Asiana Airlines was founded in 1988 and has continued to maintain its five-star rating by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years since 2007.
Asiana Airlines operates 79 international passenger routes to 65 destinations in 23 countries and 23 cargo routes to 25 cities in 11 counties.
It is operating state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircrafts with in-flight connectivity from May 2017 and will be flying to Hong Kong, Manila, Osaka, San Francisco and London by the end of 2017.