Subscribe Free
in Aircraft Interiors

Saudia is launch customer for KID's SKYfi system

Posted 2 September 2016 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is the launch customer for a new IFE offering from KID-Systeme. The SKYfi Club wireless platform is being installed on its A320 and A330 fleets.


The system which allows passengers to access content such as movies, magazines and books from their own devices was installed on the first A330 mid Augiust.

The system  is part of the ‘Saudia SKYfi’ brand, which also features the capability for passengers and crew to make in-flight phone calls, browse the web, see their location and much more.
SKYfi is based on the Airline Network Architecture connectivity platform, which is currently installed on more than 650 aircraft with various airlines across the world.
Director general of the airline, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, said: “We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems.
“Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved in-flight experience and satisfy passengers’ needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our in-flight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board.”
Peter Schetschine, general manager for Germany-based KID-Systeme described the deal as a groundbreaking milestone and said it was a proof of success for KID-Systeme.
“Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers’ travel comfort and satisfaction with a unique and individual entertainment experience”, he said.
Saudia currently operates 23 A330s and 35 A320s.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

SaudiGulf Airlines launches new mobile app powered by CellPoint Mobile

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with SaudiGulf Airlines to develop and launch the airline’s first mobile app to support booking. As part of the launch, CellPoint Mobile enables payments through SADAD, the national electronic payment

Emirates celebrates five million passengers in Beirut

Emirates celebrated its five million passenger mark at Beirut Rafic Al Hariri International Airport. The airline has been operating in Lebanon for more than 27 years and in celebration of this milestone, a handful of passengers were

Etihad Airways innovates upgrade programme to a dynamic live auction

Etihad Airways has enhanced its upgrade offering to a dynamic live auction which will make it easier for customers to secure a premium seat in a higher cabin class.

TS&S secures major global partnership deals with airlines

Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines and driven equipment, is expanding its network of international customers.

Emirates announces one-off A380 service to Accra

Emirates A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, on Tuesday 2nd October, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Aviation Africa BT0607280219Istanbul Airshow BT22018GATM BT1004061118MAPS18_BT1207131118MEBAA BT1004121218ASDubai BT1004091018AIME19BTA3005120219Cargo BT1004091018BIAS BT271017161118