Including its newest customer All Nippon Airways, FlightPath3D’s maps are now installed on over 2,000 commercial aircraft and viewable to over 275 million passengers each year.
In a new “milestone” contract, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become FlightPath3D’s first Japanese client as well as the company’s 50th airline customer since it first launched its map solution on Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Boeing 787 aircraft in 2013.
ANA is currently rolling out FlightPath3D’s map on its in-flight (IFE) systems across its entire fleet. “From our first conversation about the project to launch on aircraft was just under six months,” explained Duncan Jackson, president of FlightPath3D. “What’s remarkable is that this included customized points of interest, a new user interface, local cuisine with restaurant reviews and upgrades to local street map data, all available in Japanese.”
Go Ishiyama, ANA’s deputy director, IFEC said, “We selected FlightPath3D as they provide the most innovative moving map product in the market and could simultaneously integrate their map on both wireless and seatback IFE systems from different vendors on multiple aircraft types.”
FlightPath3D also continues to serve its first airline customer, which will soon deploy the company’s map across its short-haul fleet. Boris Bubresko, vice-president of Business Development at Norwegian Air Shuttle, confirmed, “Our next FlightPath3D map implementation will be on our Wi-Fi solution and delivered to our customers’ personal device, bringing the map even closer to the customer.”
“Location-based data and content really powers the passenger journey and is a foundation for airlines to create memorable experiences,” stated Jackson. “In 2019, we’re focused on expanding our map offering to include location-based in-flight entertainment services with hundreds of thousands of experiences that are personalized to the passenger and hyper-relevant to their location.”
“Think of it as a content and data aggregation engine that promotes where airlines fly and their travel partners with fun interfaces that are game-like and highly interactive,” Jackson continued. “We’re filtering masses of data including reviews, ratings, pictures, social posts that can selected and presented to passengers with hooks to book a new flight, airport ride or tour etc.”