Cyprus Airways has deployed airline technology provider AirFi’s wireless in-flight entertainment across its fleet of Airbus jets.
The newly resurrected flag carrier of Cyprus is gearing up for both fleet and route expansions, with new aircraft on the horizon and a commitment to be a catalyst for tourism growth on the island.
As part of its focus on innovation and customer service, the airline is installing portable wireless streaming equipment onboard its all-Airbus fleet of two A320 and two A220 aircraft. It will also seek to outfit new aircraft that are added to the fleet with AirFi’s products in the near-term.
Each aircraft will be equipped with two AirFi boxes, enabling passengers to access digital entertainment on their personal electronic devices including movies, TV games, music, a moving map, and destination-based video content. The streaming in-flight entertainment solution is set to go live with Cyprus Airways in time for the Christmas holiday season.
During the second phase of the deployment, in-seat ordering will be enabled. The technology will integrate with the mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution used by Cyprus Airways’ crew to allow travellers to order items from the carrier’s in-flight menu using their mobile devices.
Commenting on the partnership, Paul Sies, Cyprus Airways’ CEO said, “We are highly impressed by the range of functionality offered by AirFi’s intuitive wireless in-flight entertainment and in-seat ordering solutions. We needed something scalable to suit our ambitious growth plans and provide a hassle-free travel experience that serves all our guests needs. We’re looking forward to having AirFi along the flight to the success of Cyprus Airways.”