|Adria Airways introduces new in-flight entertainment system|
Adria Airways has presented its new on board in-flight entertainment system, which will allow passengers to browse through the carrier’s new digital in-flight magazine, play games, chat, give feedback and order meals though their personal tablet computers and mobile phone devices. The service is being powered by the Dutch-based AirFi Box, a portable, low cost and flexible alternative for airlines without on board Wi-Fi capabilities. The AirFi Box is a compact, portable, battery-powered and self-scaling Wi-Fi network, not in any way connected to the aircraft. It is designed to be integrated into existing airline logistics and suitable to create an alternative to in-flight entertainment for all flights.
In a statement, the Slovenian carrier said, “Adria OnAir is the new name that brings together all our efforts to provide passengers with exhaustive travel information and in-flight entertainment. Our hope is that this new service will take communication with our passengers to a new level”. The AirFi platform provides passengers with a large range of options when they connect their own tablets or smartphones to the network, including catering orders, multiplayer games, on-board chat, destination information, enrolment in airline loyalty programs or providing feedback. TUI Airlines Netherlands is just one of the carriers to have started using the system recently, while Estonian Air, which ceased operations in late October, also utilised the technology.
Adria's new OnAir entertainment system debuted yesterday on its service from Ljubljana to Munich. In order to use the new entertainment options, passengers must keep their devices in airplane mode and connect onto the “Adria OnAir” Wi-Fi network. After opening their web browser, passengers will be redirected to the new OnAir entertainment portal. "The introduction of this new service was quite a complex project, which included the involvement of many employees across different departments. We faced many technological challenges as it was necessary to meet all safety standards and ensure flawless functioning of the portal", Iztok Franko, Adria's IT and Marketing Director said. The Slovenian carrier will continue to upgrade its in-flight entertainment system and will refresh its content in a timely manner. Last week Adria introduced a new-look website, which complements the new on board entertainment features.
|Adria OnAir portal homepage|