Kenya Airways picks Panasonic IFE for 24 aircraft

Agreement is for 24 of Kenya Airways narrowbody and widebody aircraft

Kenya Airways is introducing inflight entertainment (IFE) services from Panasonic Avionics Corporation on 24 of the it’s narrowbody and widebody aircraft.

The agreement includes ten Embraer 190 aircraft line-fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ eFX IFE system, five Boeing 737-800 aircraft fitted with eX1 and nine Boeing 787-8 aircraft equipped with eX3.

eFX delivers entertainment and productivity tools including music, movies, games, TV series, destination presentations and a moving map in a single-aisle package.

eX1 is Panasonic’s most advanced linefit IFE system for single-aisle aircraft. Its high-definition display technologies and surround sound audio create a home theater atmosphere that draws passengers into an immersive entertainment experience.

The eX3 system is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment. It offers excellent picture quality with enhanced color and contrast features.

Panasonic Technical Services will provide materials support solutions with technical advisory support to all aircraft.

Sean Gavin, Vice President of Panasonic Technical Services at Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

“Having worked very closely with Kenya Airways to develop a customized package to fit their needs for both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, we are delighted to welcome them as a Panasonic customer. Our world-class IFE systems will offer the airline and its passengers an unrivalled and memorable entertainment experience.”

About Kenya Airways (KQ)

Kenya Airways is the flag carrier of Kenya. It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Routes: Kenya Airways flies to multiple destinations across all of Africa, to Amsterdam, London and Paris in Europe, to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Hanoi in the Far East, Dubai in the Middle East.

Fleet: The airline currently has 35 passenger aircraft, comprising;

  • 8 Boeing 787–8
  • 12 Boeing 737 (-700 and -800)
  • 15 Embraer 190

Alliance: SkyTeam

Passengers: Just over 4 million per annum.

N.B. Image credit: Kenya Airways

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