Posted on: 15 June 2016 by Mark Howells
XL Airways is to install Immfly’s wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) solution on its Airbus A330 fleet, branded as XL Cloud.
This marks the first time the solution – which will serve the XL’s daily flights to North America, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean – has been deployed on long-haul aircraft, with Alfredo Ibáñez, Immfly’s CTO, estimating the A330 will need up to six wireless access points to allow all passengers to connect to the onboard Wi-Fi network simultaneously.
“We are impatient to propose this new service to our passengers,” declared Laurent Magnin, CEO of XL Airways. “Entertainment is an essential part of the in-flight experience. XL Cloud is a response to this expectation and is completely in line with our concept of travel personalisation.”
Jimmy von Korff, co-founder of Immfly, added, “We are delighted to be partnering with XL Airways, which represents our first long-haul project and the opportunity to perform in a new environment, where passengers have an average of 8 hours to enjoy entertainment content and discover more insights about their destination.”
With XL Cloud, passengers can use their personal electronic devices to view a wide variety of both free and paid for IFE content including newsfeeds, magazines, documentaries, kids channels, music and sports videos.In-between programmes, passengers will be able to track their flights and learn more about the areas they fly over. French and English destination guides will also be available for download.
XL Airways hopes that Immfly’s solution will be fully operational across its A330 fleet by December 2016.