Garuda Indonesia has selected Thales AVANT IFE System for its 14 A330neo aircraft.
At a ceremony at the Singapore Airshow, Thales and Garuda announced their partnership to equip their new Airbus A330neo with the AVANT IFE system featuring powerful new lightweight High Definition (HD) monitors.
Garuda’s choice of Thales’s IFE system will help drive the airline’s strategic positioning to attract more passengers as Indonesia expects to see a double-digit increase in passenger growth this year.
The new IFE system is based on an open Android platform, and will support multiple languages and host applications such as Interactive 3D Map, e-reader and more. The Avii handset, available for business class passengers, is a second-screen application platform that enables passengers to select, control and enhance their multimedia experience.
Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience:
We are excited to partner with Garuda Indonesia, the world class airline rich in service culture. As the carrier evolves digitally and implements the latest technologies to enhance the travel experience for passengers, Thales is pleased to work with Garuda and help accelerate their digital journey by delivering state-of-the art in-flight entertainment.
Garuda Indonesia expects to take delivery of the A330neos in 2019.
Fleet: Garuda Indonesia currently has more than 140 aircraft:
- 24 Airbus A330
- 1 Boeing 737 MAX 8
- 73 Boeing 737-800NG
- 10 Boeing 777-300ER
- 18 Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen
- 16 ATR 72
N.B. Image credit: Garuda Indonesia