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LAN unfolds new IFE content strategy by more than doubling its movie selection on widebodies

August 7, 2013

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Latin American carrier LAN has upped the competitive ante in inflight entertainment options in the region by expanding the movie selections available on its widebody aircraft from 45 to 110. The new content, which features 12 blockbuster films, eight recent releases, a selection of 10 best Latin American films and 80 other movies, has been […]

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Flydubai sets new service standards for low-cost travel

January 25, 2013

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Last weekend, Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai invited dignitaries, distinguished VIP guests from Boeing, Lumexis, DTI Solutions and dozens of international journalists from around the globe to experience flydubai’s inaugural flight from Dubai, UAE to the Maldives. Tomás Romero, a regular contributor to the Airline Passenger Experience magazine and APEX Media Platform, was lucky enough to […]

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Qantas hits ‘fast forward’ on equipage of Boeing 767s with wireless IFE plus iPads

January 22, 2013

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Qantas is in the midst of equipping its domestic Boeing 767s with wireless inflight entertainment and repurposed iPads, and will have fitted 16 widebodies by March, confirms system provider Panasonic Avionics. In July 2012 Qantas surprised the inflight entertainment world when it announced the selection of Panasonic’s eXW streaming video service for its entire domestic […]

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Intelligent trolley streams IFE content to passengers’ devices, overhead monitors

January 18, 2013

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File this story under the “what will they think of next” category. A German company is transforming inflight food and beverage trolleys into wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) systems that can be simply rolled onto aircraft. Cabinnet Akkurt Group’s so-called intelligent IFE ‘iTrolley’ contains a server and wireless equipment. It is designed to run off of […]

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Destination-specific programming for IFE expects to pay millions in revenue share to airlines

December 6, 2012

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Inflight magazine publishers have been doing it for years – offering airlines a slice of the revenues generated from advertisements in the magazines they publish on their behalf. The inflight magazine model has proven to be a win-win-win for airlines, advertisers and passengers, as it puts products and services in front of some of the […]

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Will TV kill the movie star in-flight?

December 3, 2012

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For as long as inflight entertainment screens have been in airliners, blockbuster movies have been the star of the show. But just as critically acclaimed television dramas are now attracting big audiences on the ground – think Mad Men, Newsroom and Game of Thrones – TV is enjoying a new wave of popularity in-flight. Is […]

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