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Bhutan Airlines, based at Paro Airport in Bhutan, has launched AirFi’s wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) for passengers flying onboard its A319-100 aircraft.
With AirFi’s IFE, Bhutan Airlines flights will offer its passengers a selection of Hollywood and regional film, television series, documentaries, as well as a moving flight map, a selection of music and magazines. Passengers will be able to access the IFE offerings through their own Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices via the AirFi wireless network, found in the device settings.
“We are excited to launch our new IFE system, powered by AirFi,” said Pema N. Nadik, Chief Executive Officer, Bhutan Airlines. “It will significantly enhance the overall travel experience for our passengers. These new systems are part of our ongoing efforts to improve our services and provide our customers with the highest level of comfort and convenience.”
According to passenger feedback, the moving air-map is the most popular element of the inflight entertainment system. Features of the air-map include displaying the position, direction, altitude and airspeed of the plane, as well as the elapsed time and remaining time of the flight.
“I’m always happy when AirFi’s low capex business model and easy-to-deploy solutions can enable a carrier like Bhutan Airlines introduce IFE for their passengers,” said Job Heimerikx, CEO, AirFi. “When Bhutan Airlines is ready to add new features to the IFE offering or wished to boost ancillary revenues from onboard sales, we will be ready with flexible, tailor-made options.”