Egypt’s Air Cairo announced plans to add streaming entertainment to its A320 fleet. The system, powered by Moment‘s Flymingo box streaming IFE solution aims to elevate passenger experience and contribute to enhanced comfort in the cabin.
We came to Moment to push the boundaries of what’s possible when using digital technology in an offline environment.– Hussein Sherif, Air Cairo Chairman & CEO
The airline selected Moment to support its ambition with a cutting-edge digital entertainment service designed to enhance the customer experience. It also hopes to develop new opportunities to generate ancillary revenues in-flight. Air Cairo also focused on the ability to offer a personalized digital traveler experience as an increasing number of passengers bring their smartphones or tablets aboard in its selection process.
The capacity to provide a global IFE service was a determining factor for Air Cairo. “We were on the lookout for a full-service IFE company that could support us in all aspects from provisioning the hardware, to creating an engaging IFE portal and sourcing a variety of content,” said Hussein Sherif, Chairman & CEO at Air Cairo.
Sherif continued, “The Flymingo Box has a number of attributes that other typical systems do not have. It’s a genuine enterprise system that supports our organization’s safety, access controls and scalability requirements.”
Among the compelling attributes of the Flymingo system for Air Cairo is support of 100 simultaneous streaming sessions and a seamless, multi-DRM and browser-based platform. Passengers will have access to entertainment programs from an international and Arabic catalogue of films, documentaries or podcasts
“We are pleased to strengthen Air Cairo’s customer offering by providing the airline with an unparalleled entertainment service. This partnership is also a big step for Moment as we enter the African and Middle East aviation market,” said Tanguy Morel, Moment CEO.
The carrier operates seven A320 family aircraft today, as a LCC arm of Egyptair, with plans to add three more by the end of the year, with service across the Middle East and Europe. By 2024 the company aims to fly 19 aircraft and add routes to West Africa and Eastern Europe on top of its existing 30-destination network.
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