Hong Kong Airlines has selected AirCinema and Ka-band AERKOMM K++ in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions from Aerkomm subsidiary Aircom Pacific.
The IFEC solution will be installed on the airlines’ fleet of five Airbus A330-300 aircraft and 12 A320s which will also be kitted out with AERKOMM AirCinema system.
The AERKOMM AirCinema system, which Aircom is designing and implementing specifically for Hong Kong Airlines, will introduce free high speed internet access to the seat back screens of Hong Kong Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft, connected via the Ka-band AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. Instead of the traditionally preloaded and fixed selection of in-flight entertainment, passengers will have access to high-speed internet steaming services for videos, music, live TV, and social media. Aircom and Hong Kong Airlines will work closely together to develop the AERKOMM AirCinema system, thus making Hong Kong Airlnes the launch customer for this innovative solution.
The AERKOMM K++ IFEC system will also provide passengers of Hong Kong Airlines with an “at home” network experience by giving free access to on-board Wi-Fi internet connectivity to all passenger personal devices, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets. The AERKOMM K++ system will be ready future-proof and compatible with the next generation of satellite technologies. This system will also provide passengers of Hong Kong Airlines with access to e-commerce amenities such as in-flight shopping and travel services.
Jeffrey Wun, CEO of Aerkomm, commented: “This agreement marks the next step in our partnership with Hong Kong Airlines, who will be the launch customer of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC sytem. In addition, this agreement, as the first application of our technology to a commercial passenger fleet, is a milestone in the commercialisation of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Hong Kong Airlines to implement our industry-leading technology.”