Saudia is launch customer for KID's SKYfi system
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is the launch customer for a new IFE offering from KID-Systeme. The SKYfi Club wireless platform is being installed on its A320 and A330 fleets.
The system which allows passengers to access content such as movies, magazines and books from their own devices was installed on the first A330 mid Augiust.
The system is part of the ‘Saudia SKYfi’ brand, which also features the capability for passengers and crew to make in-flight phone calls, browse the web, see their location and much more.
SKYfi is based on the Airline Network Architecture connectivity platform, which is currently installed on more than 650 aircraft with various airlines across the world.
Director general of the airline, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, said: “We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems.
“Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved in-flight experience and satisfy passengers’ needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our in-flight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board.”
Peter Schetschine, general manager for Germany-based KID-Systeme described the deal as a groundbreaking milestone and said it was a proof of success for KID-Systeme.
“Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers’ travel comfort and satisfaction with a unique and individual entertainment experience”, he said.
Saudia currently operates 23 A330s and 35 A320s.