Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest airline, the second largest LCC in Southeast Asia and Global Top 20 LCC, announced today at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 Hamburg that they have signed an agreement with AirFi Indonesia, the Jakarta-based division of the leading provider of mobile onboard passenger and cabin retail technology to deploy Wireless IFE across the 200+ aircraft Lion Air Group fleets.
AirFi and LION AIR at a glance:
- AirFi selected for all Lion Air Group airlines: Lion Air and Wings Air (LCCs), Batik Air, Malindo and Thai Lion (full service carriers)
- Group fleet includes regional (ATR42/72)), narrow body (A320 and B737) and wide-body (A330 and B747).
- 215 aircraft in first wave, expanding with fleet growth
- An industry First-of-Kind deployment of Portable Wireless IFEC across a complete airline group fleet comprising of regional, narrow- and wide-body aircraft with both low cost and full service carrier operations
- Long term contract including options to upgrade to AirFi LEO, lightweight connectivity
- Fully managed service (hardware, software, content and revenue generation)
- AirFi Asia operations expanded in the largest ASEAN nations: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
- Lion Air Group expands AirFi Asia Pacific client portfolio to 14 airlines and more than doubles aircraft numbers in region to over 400.
APRIL 2, 2019 – HAMBURG, Gerrmany AirFi, the aviation industry’s leading provider of portable Wireless In-Flight Entertainment systems and cabin retail technology and Lion Air Group, Indonesia’s largest airline and second largest Southeast Asian airline by fleet size, today announced they have signed a binding agreement to equip the entire group’s narrow- and wide-body aircraft and for all new aircraft deliveries.
Lion Air Group becomes the largest AirFi Wireless IFE customer by fleet size, the deal further underlining the capability of AirFi to meet the needs of the largest and most complex fleet operators.
“This is truly a landmark moment for AirFi.” comments Satish Mahtani, MD AirFi Indonesia. “It is a tremendous endorsement from Lion Air Group to put AirFi at the heart of the onboard digital passenger experience at one of world’s biggest carriers. Within our first year of operation, AirFi Indonesia has captured the majority of its home market. A clear signal that customers trust the quality and delivery of AirFi’s product and supporting systems and services.” continues Mahtani.
Within the rapid growth forecasts across the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, Indonesia is a stand-out market. IATA forecast the country will rise from 10th largest today to the world’s No.4 by 2030 with over 400 million passengers annually.
“We first put down our roots in Asia over four years ago and now have our technology, operations and customer-facing teams established across five countries – most recently with the launch of our new regional HQ in Singapore. We rolled out AirFi Autonomous Operations technology last year, to radically simplify daily logistics and reduce costs and make AirFi a highly viable mainstream IFE option for larger fleets. I’m delighted that AirFi Indonesia and Lion Air will now begin the next stage in this journey together to deploy a highly engaging, operationally efficient and financially successful solution to serve tens of millions more passengers throughout Asia.” adds Martijn Moret, AirFi Co-Founder, EVP Commercial for Asia Pacific and Middle East.
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AirFi is the leading provider of flexible Wireless IFE system and mPOS cabin technology to the aviation and other mass-transport markets. Our world’s first and best-selling carry-on Wireless IFE streaming system – AirFi Box – has become THE benchmark equipment for an industry. AirFi is a full-service provider with highly configurable proprietary hardware, software and an expanding suite of customer success services covering content, connectivity, e-commerce and ancillary revenue generation.
AirFi’s interoperability with a multitude of onboard platforms – from our own “Connected Crew” mPOS technology powering many of the world’s crew onboard retail systems, to installed, connected steaming hardware – underlines our commitment to be a leading global partner for onboard digital transformation programs.
Designed to effectively and securely bridge the digital information gap between each client, their remote crews and millions of consumers on the move. AirFi is supported by Mainport Innovation Fund, founded by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Schiphol Group, Delft University of Technology and Rabobank.
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