Why this region?

As the second most connected region behind North America, with a rapidly rising penetration rate, the already lucrative Middle East IFEC market has exceptional growth potential.

Passenger expectations for in-flight entertainment and connectivity show no signs of respite, prompting airlines to invest continually in their passenger experience offerings. This is particularly apparent in the Middle East, widely recognised as a ‘trend-setting’ region in the IFEC space, with airlines typically more inclined to introduce the latest technologies before carriers in other regions.

As a result, Middle Eastern carriers are often seen as global leaders in the quality, diversity and efficiency of in-flight experience. IFEC market intelligence specialist Valour Consultancy expects this trend to continue, predicting the Middle East to be a “particularly strong adopter of both in-flight cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity” over the next decade, as in-flight mobile, Wi-Fi and IFE are deemed a “necessary part of the experience’”.

With a minimum of 1,600 Middle Eastern aircraft anticipated to be IFC-equipped by 2025, the region should be an integral part of your organisation’s business development strategy.

“With Dubai as the hub for Middle East aviation business, the Inflight Middle East event positions itself very well. You meet important airline representatives and decision makers from the region. KID, as an exhibitor and sponsor, is pleased to see the show growing and proud to be a part of it.”
Marketing Manager, KID-Systeme, Inflight Middle East exhibitor

The event:

We are thrilled to once again partner with AIME, the only dedicated aircraft interiors event across North Africa and the Middle East.

The two-day exhibition provides the ideal platform for interiors suppliers, providers and buyers to network and establish new relationships in the region. Co-located with MRO Middle East at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AIME is a must-attend event delivering the latest innovations in aircraft interiors. Inflight is proud to add an additional dimension to the event, with a pavilion, workshop and awards dedicated to the IFEC community.

“Exhibiting in the Inflight Pavilion is a key opportunity to get our products and services in front of airlines in the region. At the Inflight Workshop, we welcome the chance to have an open dialogue about connectivity products and discuss how IFC will benefit the aviation industry as a whole.”
Senior VP Global Airline Sales, Gogo, Inflight Middle East exhibitor

The 2018 edition of AIME , co-located with MRO Middle East, closed with a record number of 4,541 trade visitors in attendance across the two days. The Inflight Workshop attracted hundreds of unique delegates, with several sessions reaching full capacity. The workshop’s diverse audience included senior representatives from major airlines based in the Middle East, as well as a number of North African carriers. Across the event, airline personnel accounted for 19% of the total audience.

Attendance as a delegate to all three shows is free of charge, while Inflight Middle East offers a range of exhibition, sponsorship and participation opportunities tailored to your budget and marketing objectives.

Who attends?

In addition to the diverse audience returning to AIME year after year, Inflight Middle East attracts high-quality participants from the cabin technology spectrum.

Previous attendees include leading representatives from airlines including:

  • Air Arabia
  • Air Astana
  • Air France KLM
  • airblue
  • Alitalia
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • ATA Airlines
  • Badr Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • Corendon Airlines
  • EgyptAir
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Flyadeal
  • flydubai
  • Flynas
  • Gulf Air
  • Himalaya Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Iran Aseman Airlines
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Jet Airways
  • Kam Air
  • Kenya Airways
  • Kish Airlines
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Oman Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Saudia
  • Singapore Airlines
  • SpiceJet
  • Sudan Airways
  • SunExpress
  • TAP Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Wataniya Airways
  • Yemenia
“The Inflight Middle East show is very important in this region. It is significant and interesting for us, especially when we meet our targeted suppliers.”
IFE Media Manager, Gulf Air

For further information on the AIME event, please visit the show website.