In-flight technology provider AirFi has announced further deployment of its revolutionary portable streaming solution across the remainder of easyJet’s continental European fleet.
The carrier trialled AirFi’s technology on board its aircraft in October 2022 as part of an ongoing campaign to deliver an industry-leading digital onboard experience to its customers across Europe.
EasyJet saw the trial as a success and has now equipped an additional 108 aircraft with AirFi’s streaming technology, which powers a customised wireless engagement portal enabling passengers to access games, journey-specific content and airline information and browse in-flight retail offerings using their own mobile phones, tablet or laptops.
Passengers connect to a local Wi-Fi network created by AirFi’s powerful hardware solution to access the content. AirFi says aircraft do not require being taken out of service for the digital upgrade and access to the content is free. In addition, there is no requirement for passengers to download an app before the flight or share personal information to get connected.
EasyJet’s Director of Inflight Retail, Simon Cox, said: “We saw with the trial programme in October that AirFi has got the right stuff to support us as we introduce digital solutions for the convenience and benefit of our customers. AirFi has been able to meet our ambitious timelines for this project and have integrated well with our existing partners. As a bonus, we’ve been able to save a lot of paper by digitising materials like menus and magazines that were once found in the seatback pocket. It’s always a win when you can reduce waste while simultaneously improving the passenger experience.”
Job Heimerikx, CEO of AirFi, said: “We’re thrilled to have been able to expand our work with easyJet and to help deliver engaging digital experiences to passengers all around Europe. Having blazed the trail for portable IFE with the launch of our first system in 2014, AirFi remains the leader in this market. We’re always challenging ourselves and we never stop innovating to deliver value to airlines and passengers around the world.”