Royal Jordanian adopts Bluebox Wow portable IFE on A319 and A320 aircraft


To be able to view a wide range of films, TV programmes, games, airline info and audio, passengers need to download the ‘Sky Connect’ app on their personal devices prior to their flight departure.

Royal Jordanian (RJ) now offers passengers access to wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) on board its four Airbus A319 and six A320 aircraft.

The new IFE service, provided by Bluebox Aviation Systems, is deployed on the Bluebox Wow portable wireless IFE system. The solution provides wireless content streamed to passengers’ personal devices in both the carrier’s Crown and Economy classes.

To be able to view a wide range of films, TV programmes, games, airline info and audio, passengers need to download the ‘Sky Connect’ app on their personal devices from the Apple Store or Google Play prior to their flight departure. This will enable them to stream IFE content provided by RJ for free on their personal devices. RJ has also launched a campaign through all its communication channels to encourage customers to download the app and inform them about the requirements needed to enjoy using the new technology.

Meanwhile, Royal Jordanian’s fleet of Boeing 787s and A321s will still be equipped with seatback inflight entertainment, with the Audio-Video On Demand (AVOD) available to passengers in both classes.

Royal Jordanian President & CEO Stefan Pichler said: “We’re continually enhancing our passenger services across all touch points, and Bluebox Wow enables us to do that by delivering wireless IFE to passengers’ own devices. It is both a cost-effective and a quick way of modernising the IFE on part of our medium- and short-haul fleet, and with Bluebox’s commitment to continually invest in new capabilities, we know that as the technology advances, so will our ability to deliver even more to our passengers.”

Bluebox CEO Kevin Clark added: “We are delighted that Royal Jordanian has chosen Bluebox Wow. Both the technological innovation and the deployment model of Bluebox Wow make Royal Jordanian and its fleet of A319s and A320s a natural fit for Bluebox Wow, a solution that engages passengers with a variety of IFE content and offers airlines a flexible solution to the upgrade/retrofit question.”