Garuda Indonesia selects Thales AVANT IFE

Garuda Indonesia has selected Thales to equip their 14 new Airbus A330neos with the AVANT IFE system. Business class passengers will also have the Avii touchscreen handsets.

“We are excited to partner with Garuda Indonesia, the world class airline rich in service culture. As the carrier evolves digitally and implements the latest technologies to enhance the travel experience for passengers, Thales is pleased to work with Garuda and help accelerate their digital journey by delivering state-of-the art in-flight entertainment,” said Erik-Jan Raatgerink, Country Director, Thales in Indonesia.

The new IFE system is based on an open Android platform, and will support multiple languages and host applications such as Interactive 3D Map, e-reader and more. The Avii handset, available for business class passengers, is a second-screen application platform that enables passengers to select, control and enhance their multimedia experience.

The operator expects to take delivery of the A330neos in 2019.

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