Saudia to install ‘SKYfi Club’ wireless IFE platform


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Saudia Airlines is the first airline in the Middle East to offer streaming and in-flight Wi-Fi services.
Saudia says it is the first airline in the Middle East to offer an IFE streaming product.

It has been announced that Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, will be installing KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club wireless platform on its aircraft to bring a variety of in-flight entertainment (IFE) content to passengers.

The platform is coming to the the airline’s A330 and A320 fleets and it allows passengers to access content such as movies, magazines and books from their own devices. It is part of the ‘Saudia SKYfi’ brand, which also features solutions for passengers and crew to make in-flight phone calls, browse the web, see their location and much more.

SKYfi is based on the Airline Network Architecture connectivity platform, which is currently installed on more than 650 aircraft with various airlines across the world.

Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudia, said: “We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems.

“Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved in-flight experience and satisfy passengers’ needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our in-flight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board.”

Peter Schetschine, General Manager KID-Systeme GmbH, said: “We are pleased to announce Saudia as our launch customer for SKYfi. This is a groundbreaking milestone and proof of success for KID-Systeme.

“Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers’ travel comfort and satisfaction with a unique and individual entertainment experience.”

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