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SilkAir trials wireless IFE service

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SilkAir trials wireless IFE service

SilkAir is partnering with Panasonic Avionics on the trial to provide wireless in-flight entertainment via the company’s eXW wireless solution.

SilkAir, a regional subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is trialling wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE), which allows passengers to stream content to laptops, smartphones and tablets.

A wide variety of free content is available during the trial, including movies, television programmes and music. The streaming service is designed to complement the existing overhead entertainment system.

Leslie Thng, Chief Executive of SilkAir, said: “SilkAir has always explored opportunities to improve our service offerings and ensure our customers have an enjoyable travel experience. This initiative was introduced based on feedback from customers who wanted access to more in-flight entertainment options on our flights.”

Thng also explained that if the customer feedback is positive and the streaming service performs well technically, it could be rolled out across the fleet during 2014.

Future Travel Experience Europe 2015

Interested in learning more about improving your onboard passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Thomson Airways, Air Canada, United Airlines, Inmarsat, IATA, Factorydesign and Thales will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'Up in the Air' conference.

The event will also include a dedicated 'On the Ground' conference stream, IATA workshop, an extensive exhibition, a visit to the Emirates Aviation Experience, and a 'Best of British' Gala Evening at Altitude 360 @ Altitude London, London's premier sky venue which offers jetliner views of the city.

» View the full FTE Europe 2015 'Up in the Air' conference

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