Estonian leisure carrier Marabu Airlines, which was founded in 2022 as part of the Attestor Group, has chosen Inflight Dublin to provide wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) across its fleet of Airbus aircraft.
Marabu’s aircraft will be equipped with the portable configuration of Inflight Dublin’s wireless IFE solution, Everhub, which consists of DO-160G certified hardware, browser-based proprietary software, and a branded, multilingual user interface.
With Everhub, passengers will be able to access a customized portfolio of entertainment including movies, TV, games and an interactive moving map during their flights from Munich and Hamburg to destinations in Egypt, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and Spain.
Diana Strauss, Director, Customer Journey at Marabu Airlines, said, “Launching a new airline is not an easy feat, particularly in the timescales we were targeting. As such, we required an IFE & wireless partner that was efficient, flexible, and accommodating, which we found immediately in Inflight Dublin.”
“We are delighted to be working with Marabu on this exciting project,” added Barry Flynn, Inflight Dublin’s COO. “Our approach with all airline partners is to deliver a tailored solution that covers all of their IFE needs across hardware, software, and content … With great teamwork displayed between both parties, we managed to deliver a full Wireless IFE solution within a six-week window.”
Inflight Dublin also provides wireless IFE for Condor, which is part of the Attestor Group. The company has recently been rolling out the aircraft-powered version of its Everhub solution to Condor and other customers including Ethiopian Airlines and Gulf Air. It now has over 35 wireless clients across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, and revealed at APEX IFSA Global EXPO that several others are currently at contract stage.
At the show, it is displaying the latest version of Everhub. Updated quarterly, the current release now features customer-driven enhancements including a more advanced widget-based user interface, plus the ability to automatically filter content based on destination and other criteria. Elsewhere, the company said it has continued to push its software platform approach by integrating with additional partners in the advertising and payment space.
“We see a growing demand for an integrated, one stop shop, which combines both portable and aircraft powered configurations. We want to build an overarching eco-system that our clients can tailor specifically to suit their needs,” explained Flynn.
Moving forward, Inflight Dublin is readying to release the fifth generation of its server, which features an enhanced wireless access point and further automation within the aircraft-powered model to simplify operations for clients and crew. The server has completed certification testing and is now on the production line and ready for release during the fourth quarter of this year.