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Turkish Airlines to upgrade IFE on single-aisle aircraft


Turkish Airlines to upgrade IFE on single-aisle aircraft

The Thales TopSeries AVANT in-flight entertainment system is based on the Android operating system.

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will adopt the Thales TopSeries AVANT in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on 25 of its A321s and 20 B737s.

The scalable design of the system, which is based on the Android operating system, means the airline will be able to differentiate its offer between classes. This means Economy passengers will have access to a single touch-screen, while Business passengers will be offered interactive second-screen technology.

Turkish Airlines CEO, Dr Temel Kotil, said: “We are aware that the in-flight services are the significant components for the satisfaction of our passengers and we continue to raise the bar. We are continuing to work on meeting the expectations of our passengers by constantly innovating to delight and surprise our guests as in this innovation. And with this new in-flight entertainment system we are convinced that we will bring an added value to the comfort of our passengers.”

Commenting on the agreement, Thales’ CEO of In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), Dominique Giannoni, added: “Turkish Airlines’ focus on providing passengers with an exceptional in-flight experience is reflected in both its efforts to build a solid IFE platform within single-aisle aircraft whilst still providing a ‘wow-factor’ to the passenger experience.”

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