AirFi hits 100m pax milestone with W-IFE/mPOS solutions

The AirFI wireless IFE solutionAirFi says it has hit the iconic milestone of reaching 100 million passengers annually with its wireless IFE and cabin mPOS solutions.

The company says it has continued its rampant growth, signing more than one new client each month over the past year and expanding into bus and rail vertical markets alongside aviation.

Martin Cunnison, CCO AirFi, said: “It’s with great pride that we are announcing today that AirFi has reached the incredible milestone of reaching more than 100 million passengers annually. We are now proudly serving 60 clients around the world.

“AirFi created the first ever Portable Wireless IFE system back in 2014 to complement our Connected Crew mPOS platform and through the relentless team-wide focus on operational excellence and continuous innovation, we have evolved AirFi to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers.

“Connected Crew deployments continue to grow rapidly across our airline partners, in key growth regions and in other key mass transit markets. This growth is a great demonstration of the operational stability and capability of our platforms as passenger transaction volumes sharply increase.

The AirFi IFE streaming box on Estonian Air.“The European launch of first-to-market offline debit card processing, has resulted in a significant “step-change” increase in onboard sales per flight across our partner airlines,” Cunnison said.

AirFi, with long-term client Thomas Cook Group Airlines, will be sharing related insights at the FTE Connectivity & IFE Business Case Summit in Dublin today and exhibiting during the show on June 6th and 7th.

As FTE Europe 2018 kicks off in Dublin, the company has shared its recent highlights:

  • AirFi says it continues to lead the fast-growing Portable Wireless IFE sector, since it introduced the world’s first carry-on Wi-Fi system back in 2014.
  • Aurora Airlines, the Aeroflot-subsidiary in Russia’s Far East, has become the first Russian airline to deploy the its wireless IFE, using the latest-generation Venus boxes across its fleet of 15 aircraft.
  • Greece national flag carrier, Aegean, is readying for the launch of AirFi Venus wireless IFE across its fleet of 41 Airbus A320-Family aircraft later this month.
  • The introduction of offline debit card processing into key European markets is creating a double-digit step change increase in sales per flight across partner airlines.
  • It has signed a landmark regional partner agreement with Saudia Catering to establish AirFi as leading supplier of mobile cabin technologies in the MENA region.
  • AirFi has opened new offices in Singapore and Sydney to support aggressive its growth plan for the APAC region.

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