Airlines are using the free six-month wireless in-flight entertainment (Wireless IFE) trial of Inflight Dublin’s Everhub solution to furnish their aircraft with a passenger-pleasing offering, even while demand for travel is significantly diminished during COVID-19.
Korean Air is to embark on a six-month trial of Inflight Dublin’s wireless IFE solution, Everhub, on its legacy aircraft in May 2021. The trial will be free of charge as part of Inflight Dublin’s mission to help the airline industry continue to provide a positive in-flight service despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The entire process has been seamless and we look forward to seeing the benefits of the solution in action.”Connor Lee, Korean Air
Korean Air will be focusing on a proof of concept (POC) trial at first for selected (non-AVOD) legacy fleet, to gain insightful passenger satisfaction data and help validate an extended roll out. Passengers flying with Korean Air will be able to access content stored on the DO-160G-certified Everhub portable wireless server via Inflight Dublin’s web-based passenger application. Prior to this trial, the application’s graphical user interface (GUI) was available in to 12 languages, but Korean is a new offering, which the company is pleased about. “We are always looking to expand and adapt the solution to fit our clients’ needs,” said Jane Boland, marketing executive at Inflight Dublin.
The content package consists of Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows, selected international content, documentaries and games, as well as a digital edition of Korean Air’s in-flight magazine and selected video promos from the carrier.
“The entire process has been seamless and we look forward to seeing the benefits of the solution in action,” said Connor Lee, VP Marketing at Korean Air.
Barry Flynn, Inflight Dublin’s CCO, added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Korean Air and to expand our reach in the Korean market. More and more airlines are developing their IFE offerings to incorporate wireless entertainment after recognising the cost, operational and hygiene benefits the system delivers.”
Th news comes shortly after Inflight Dublin announced that Condor, an existing customer, would take the entire catalog offered by Inflight Dublin’s new partner, Gladi8tor Gaming, and that the partnership would extend out to LXM Group, which provides Condor’s ancillary revenue solutions and plans to sell related games in Condor’s online shop for delivery after passengers’ flights.