IFE Services to Supply RwandAir With In-Flight Entertainment

Mar 21, 2011, 14:09 ET from IFE Services

KNUTSFORD, England, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- National Carrier of Rwanda Chooses Leading Content Service Provider to Supply Onboard Movies, TV Shows and Audio Channels

Leading in-flight entertainment specialist, IFE Services, has been selected by RwandAir to meet all of its onboard entertainment requirements.

The agreement covers the provision of Hollywood and Classic movies, popular TV shows, audio channels and a CD library. The content will be shown on the African airline's Boeing 737-800 fleet running Panasonic's eFX audio and visual on demand (AVOD) system.

"We've been supplying original, cost-effective in-flight entertainment to airlines globally for many years," said Andy McEwan, Managing Director of IFE Services. "Adding a growing, successful airline such as RwandAir to our client-base is great news and we look forward to helping them deliver a fantastic entertainment package to their passengers for many years to come."

RwandAir CEO, John Mirenge, said in a statement: "For the very first time RwandAir will be purchasing two brand new aircraft. We are very proud of these Boeing 737-800s which will be fitted with the latest IFE technology from Panasonic. The prospect of partnering with IFE Services on audio visual content is one that we find exciting and hope will bring a whole new onboard experience to our customers."

The national carrier is expected to take delivery of the two Boeing 737-800s in July and September 2011 respectively. These aircraft will be the first on the African continent to incorporate the "Sky Interior" concept adopted from the Boeing 787 design.

For more information about IFE Services visit http://www.ifeservices.com

For more information about RwandAir visit http://www.rwandair.com

About RwandAir

RwandAir is the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda and one of the fastest growing airlines in the East African Region. The airline's mission is "to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world, whilst ensuring a fair return on investment."

Operating from Kigali as its hub, the airline boasts a young fleet of two Boeing 737-500s, two CRJ200s and a Dash8-200 and has chosen to provide a memorable travel experience to every single passenger on its routes. Later this year the airline will take delivery of two Boeing 737-800s from Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The carrier serves most East African Community capital cities with daily flights and it flies to Johannesburg and Dubai three times a week. It recently introduced flights to Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. Its current destinations include Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar Es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Johannesburg, Brazzaville and Dubai which is quickly becoming one of the busiest routes for the airline. RwandAir has code share agreements with SN Brussels on the Kigali-Brussels Sector and Ethiopian Airlines on the Kigali-Addis Ababa Sector.

RwandAir's core mission is "to be the airline of choice in the markets we serve."

About IFE Services

IFE Services is a leading provider of passenger entertainment solutions to the travel 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, games, sleep and relaxation applications, safety and destination videos, on-board publications, hand-held entertainment systems and AVOD 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, Miami and Lake Forest, California.

    IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel
Entertainment Group.

    Press contacts
    IFE Services
    Adrian Lambert
    Head of Marketing
    Tel: +44(0)1565-752-793
    Email: adrian.lambert@ifeservices.com

    Michael Otieno
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Tel: +250-2525-03687
    Email: michael.otieno@rwandair.com