Inflight entertainment (IFE) and Wi-Fi connectivity to be installed across fleet of Airbus A320/A321 aircraft
LAKE FOREST, CA – 27 September, 2017 – Mexico City-based Interjet has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) system and Wi-Fi connectivity service for its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The initial aircraft will be delivered from Airbus in November 2017, and this A321 NEO aircraft will be the first Panasonic-equipped aircraft to be line fit with connectivity by the OEM.
Julio Gamero, Chief Commercial Officer of Interjet says: “At Interjet, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best experience to our guests. With this announcement, we will now offer our passengers a high definition theater-like entertainment experience with high-speed connectivity services that will keep them connected and productive. This is truly a fantastic milestone for Interjet, and we are very excited to once again partner with Panasonic.”
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, added: “Panasonic has provided Interjet with inflight entertainment (IFE) solutions since 2010 and this announcement is testament to the ongoing partnership. eXO provides a lightweight and fully integrated system that gives high-growth airlines like Interjet the opportunity to scale the technology as necessary. Combined with the powerful combination of broadband Wi-Fi and market leading inflight entertainment, Interjet will be able to enhance the onboard experience for its passengers.”
Headquartered in Mexico City, Interjet serves over 11 million passengers each year with routes in Mexico as well as the United States, Canada and Central and South America providing air service to 54 destinations in eight countries. It operates a fleet of 76 aircraft and has revenue of more than 1 billion dollars per year. With Panasonic, Interjet will be able to offer a premium, connected entertainment experience across international markets and one of the most extensive domestic route structures available from Airlines in the region.
Panasonic’s connectivity service will let passengers surf the web, send email, and use their favorite social media apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, and more over inflight broadband Wi-Fi.
eXO is one of the industry’s most innovative overhead solutions. It features Panasonic’s new large-format 12-inch 1080p retractable overhead monitors, and gives Interjet a path to deliver wireless streaming to passenger devices in the future . It creates a theater like experience allowing passengers to view high definition video content on large-format overhead screens.
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 9,000 IFE systems and 1,700 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero
Interjet is an international “high efficiency” airline with quality services at reasonable prices, providing services in eight countries. In the last 11 years, the airline has accomplished an extraordinary success and thanks to its business model, has increased its fleet to 76 aircraft carrying over 65 million passengers, please visit www.interjet.com
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