Air Nigeria is First African Carrier to Offer the iPad 3 After IFE Services Tie-up
KNUTSFORD, England, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
In-flight entertainment provider to supply movies and TV shows across African airline's portable and digital mainscreen systems.
IFE Services announced today that it has been selected by Air Nigeria as its in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider.
The agreement covers the provision of entertainment content across the airline's fleet of A330s. Passengers in business class will be offered a complimentary iPad 3 on which to enjoy Nigerian, classic and latest release Hollywood movies as well as a broad selection of comedy, lifestyle, drama and kids TV shows. Air Nigeria is the first African carrier to offer the iPad 3 to passengers as an in-flight entertainment solution.
In economy class, passengers can enjoy latest release Hollywood movies and a selection of TV shows on the airplanes' digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services is also producing a new animated safety film for the airline.
"It's been a pleasure working with Air Nigeria on its fresh new IFE offering," said Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. "The iPad is a great portable solution that we know passengers will love to use whilst airborne. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with this innovative, growing airline to help provide them with the best possible passenger experience."
"We are pleased to offer our passengers this unique product to ensure they are relaxed and enjoy first class entertainment on our flights, using state-of-the-art technology," said Kinfe Kahssaye, CEO of Air Nigeria. "We have always been at the forefront of introducing innovative products for the comfort of our passengers and the content provided by IFE Services for the iPads is such that it will add style to our customers' travel pattern."
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About Air Nigeria
Air Nigeria Development Limited, trading as Air Nigeria, is Nigeria's private sector flag carrier established in 2004 as Virgin Nigeria. The airline which started as Virgin Nigeria was acquired in 2010 by the NICON Group owned by Barr. Jimoh Ibrahim (OFR). Upon acquisition of the airline, Barr. Ibrahim initiated a 2-year turn-around to position it on the path of growth and profitability. Having concluded the turn-around phase, the airline is currently implementing a growth strategy and has since commenced flights to London with Johannesburg to follow suit on the 1st of July 2012. Plans are also underway to launch operations to Paris and Rome using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Air Nigeria operates domestic and regional flights and its operations cut across 10 countries in the West and Central African region. From its operational base at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, Air Nigeria currently operates to Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Enugu and Sokoto on the domestic routes while it also operates to Brazzaville, Accra, Douala, Dakar, Monrovia, Cotonou, Banjul, Libreville, Abidjan, Sao Tome and Principe with further plans to extend services to more African destinations as well as Europe, Asia and America.
Air Nigeria has functional code-share partnerships with Delta Airlines and Kenya Airways that permit it to put its code on both airlines to seamlessly connect passengers on the wider network reach of these partners.
The airline is 100% e-ticketing compliant across its network and is listed on the IOSA Directory following its successful completion of the intensive IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) which now places it on a par with the best airlines in the world having shown its commitment and dedication to airline safety standards.
About IFE Services
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong commitment to customer service and investment in the latest systems and technologies.
IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include movies, TV programmes, audio, sleep and relaxation applications, safety and destination films, portable entertainment systems, onboard publications and AVOD technical support and management.
IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of 50 airlines and cruise ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UK with regional offices located in Madrid, Singapore, Johannesburg, Santiago and Irvine, California.
IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment Group.
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