Oman Air renews IFE content deal with GEE

Multiyear deal for seatback screens and ipad

GEE announced a strategic, multiyear renewal of its content service agreement with Oman Air.

The multiyear deal covers GEE’s full content offering and a new system launch on the iPad.

As part of the agreement, GEE will provide a full range of inflight entertainment (IFE) content services, including movies, music, TV, games and magazines on in-cabin and seatback screens as well as a recently launched passenger tablet system featuring the iPad.

GEE is also providing comprehensive IFE system testing and support for both domestic and international flights aboard Oman Air’s B737, B787 and A330 aircraft.

The national airline of Oman, Oman Air first signed on with GEE for inflight entertainment (IFE) content in 2012.

Usama Al Kharusi, Senior Manager of Inflight Services for Oman Air:

“GEE is playing an increasingly vital role in the development and deployment of our inflight entertainment platform across the Oman Air fleet.

“As we continue to diversify IFE systems and introduce new platform capabilities, we are confident GEE’s inflight entertainment and content leadership and expertise will enable Oman Air to fully anticipate and deliver on our passengers’ IFE demands today and in the future.”

Amir Samnani, Senior Vice President of Content Services for GEE:

“The renewal of our content services agreement with Oman Air is the result of a growing partnership built on trust and a lot of hard work behind the scenes. GEE is building its content business based on our thorough understanding of our customers’ inflight entertainment business.

“Customer loyalty is earned, and GEE takes pride in the fact that we are building long-term partnerships with nearly all of our content services customers, like Oman Air.”

About Oman Air (WY)

Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and is based in Muscat, Oman.

Routes: Oman Air operates a network of 40+ destinations in 27 countries, including 13 in the Middle East, 11 in India, 2 in Bangladesh, 3 in Pakistan, 1 in Nepal and 1 in Sri Lanka.

The airline also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London (Heathrow), Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.

Fleet: Oman Air currently operates 41 aircraft:

  • 2 Boeing 787
  • 6 Airbus 330-300
  • 4 Airbus 330-200
  • 5 Boeing 737-900
  • 18 Boeing 737-800
  • 1 Boeing 737-700
  • 4 Embraer 175
  • 1 Atr 42

Four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners will join the fleet in the following years. By 2018, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 57 aircraft, rising to 70 aircraft by 2020.

Passenger numbers: About 5 million a year.

Alliance: None.

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