Asiana starts A350 flights with Panasonice IFE

Asiana will start flying its second Airbus A350 next week

Asiana Airlines has started revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic’s inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution.

This first aircraft, which was line fit with Panasonic solutions by Airbus, entered passenger service on May 15.

Asiana is installing Panasonic’s eX3 system inflight entertainment and global connectivity systems on all of its new A350 fleet.

Panasonic’s eX3 system features audio and video on demand, and a massive content library that can offer over 50 movies, 60 TV shows, games, music and more.

The aircraft will also offer Panasonic’s global connectivity service enabling passengers to access the internet via broadband inflight Wi-Fi, and to send and receive calls and text messages.

The second of four A350 jets scheduled to be delivered this will carry passengers on routes to Shanghai and Singapore from Tuesday and to Hanoi and San Francisco from mid August.

Asiana Airlines plans to bring in a total of 30 A350 jets by 2025.

Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer for Panasonic Avionics:

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Asiana Airlines. Our word-class systems provide their passengers with a globally available and premium inflight entertainment and connectivity experience.”

About Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines operates 79 international passenger routes to 65 destinations in 23 countries. Asiana’s A350 will be flying to Hong Kong, Manila, Osaka, San Francisco and London by the end of 2017.

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