Inflight Dublin scored another two airline wins, extending the reach of its Everhub wireless entertainment platform. The company confirmed the conversion of a trial to a contract with Wideroe, as well as a deployment on Drukair.
We chose Inflight Dublin for this project as we have seen the benefits of the Everhub solution in action and want to continue providing the most entertaining and enjoyable experience to our passengers.– Knut Anders Enoksen, Wideroe’s Manager of Products, Ancillaries and Loyalty
Entertainment, ancillary revenue, and more
The Wideroe deal converts and expands a trial deployment to now cover 15 aircraft – a mix of Embraer E2 and Bombardier Q400 – for three years. The content package includes the latest Hollywood movies, TV Shows and Gladi8tor games. Wideroe will also have access to IFD Insights with reports detailing the performance of the Hardware, Software and Content offering on board.
To help further drive ancillary revenue opportunities, Wideroe and Inflight Dublin will also incorporate destination services and guides with Global Onboard Partners (GOP). Kirk Adams, Global Onboard Partners’ CEO, describes the multiple upsides of the company’s program, “Wideroe Destination Explorer provides passengers with the opportunity to explore all destinations, win rewards, and receive special offers, while paying Wideroe ancillary revenue at 3-5x more than previous programs.”
Knut Anders Enoksen, Wideroe’s Manager of Products, Ancillaries and Loyalty, is similarly keen on the service. “We are particularly excited about the additional GOP Explorer service which will not only enhance the passenger experience but also provide revenue-generating opportunities for Wideroe.”
Entertaining the happiest country on earth
While up close views of the Himalayas en route to Bhutan are incredible, travelers to and from the happiest country now have an additional entertainment option on board as well. Inflight Dublin will provide end-to-end entertainment services to Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
As part of a 5-year partnership, Inflight Dublin will initially be equipping three of Drukair’s A319 and A320 aircraft with its Everhub™ Wireless IFE solution. As a result, Drukair’s passengers will have access to a wide range of content including Hollywood Blockbusters, Local Movies, TV shows, Audio, and frequently updated Newspapers and Magazines.
Drukair is delighted to be introducing inflight entertainment services on board and Inflight Dublin’s ‘one-stop-shop’ solution was very attractive as it provides a truly complete IFE package. We are confident that this innovative service will be a welcomed addition to our inflight offering and will deliver an enhanced digital experience for both our passengers and crew.– Capt. Dhondup, Drukair
The GUI is available in the local Dzongkha language to make the platform even more accessible and user-friendly to Drukair’s passengers. This is the second new language Inflight Dublin has recently included in its offerings, with the recent Philippine Airlines deal adding Tagalog.
The Drukair implementation will also offer an interactive catalogue of retail and food and beverage products. Passengers can place orders directly from their own devices. This will integrate with Inflight Dublin’s innovative Crew App which Drukair will be utilizing to manage and fulfil orders on board.
Inflight Dublin’s CEO John White notes the significance of the Drukair deal in growing the company’s positioning in the Asian market. “The versatility of the Everhub solution is gaining the attention of airlines that need a full end-to-end IFE and retail capability and we look forward to delivering this and provide an engaging digital experience to Drukair and their passengers.” – John White, .
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