New US airline Breeze Airways has selected Anuvu (formerly Global Eagle) to provide wireless IFE (W-IFE) services on its E195 and E190 fleets, following the provider receiving the STC for its Airtime IFE Pro hardware from the FAA in early May.
Anuvu’s turnkey solution includes all hardware, Airtime passenger portal, content service provision via the recently announced Iris, and other applications to enable Breeze to fulfil its promise as a “nicer airline” capitalising on the latest technology and trends.
“We are very excited to be Breeze’s partner as it launches with a vision and passion for passenger satisfaction,” said Nancy Walker, SVP, Connectivity at Anuvu. “Breeze is a technology-driven airline and we are proud to be providing flexible products that deliver a great passenger experience. Iris’ low-cost and simple pricing model enables Breeze to dynamically change its offering every month, giving passenger access to new and exciting content, while Airconnect IFE Pro is a cost-effective platform which allows passengers to stream that content directly to their own devices. Using our full suite of products, Breeze was able to realise the promise of a full-package solution from a single provider as it manoeuvred through the challenges of launching an airline during a pandemic.”
Iris offers a wide variety of premium content, including bespoke customer solution services, to support airline budgets and passenger experiences, while meeting travelers’ expectations for high-quality IFE as they return to flying. Airconnect IFE Pro is an easy to install solution that delivers content to all personal devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.
“While a low-cost airline, Breeze’s mission is to provide guests with a ‘seriously nice’ travel experience. One way to ensure that is with a creative, simple and low-cost W-IFE solution to entertain our customers,” said Lukas Johnson, CCO at Breeze Airways. “We needed a company that would provide a product from concept to operation with minimal guidance and Anuvu has delivered.”
Installations are already underway as new aircraft are delivered into the Breeze fleet. Commercial service launch is scheduled in the near future for passengers to enjoy an intuitive IFE experience using their own devices.