China Southern selects Thales AVANT IFE for new B777 fleet

China Southern has used Thales IFE across its B777 fleet since 2012

China Southern Airlines has selected Thales AVANT IFE for its new Boeing 777s.

Passengers on the new aircraft will enjoy world class inflight entertainment with a wide selection of applications including interactive 3D maps, games and flight connection information.

With a sleek, lightweight design and high definition displays, Thales AVANT IFE system provides a unique and engaging passenger experience.

China Southern Airlines operates the third largest fleet in the world, with the most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in the People’s Republic of China (source IATA). The airline operates more than 2,000 flights per day flying to 224 destinations in more than 40 countries and regions.

The airline expects deliveries of the new B777s to start in 2019.

The airline’s strategy has been focused on continuous improvement of passenger experience by deploying the most advanced inflight entertainment solutions on the market.

China Southern has used Thales IFE systems for their B777 fleet since 2012 and became the launch customer of AVANT IFE.

Philippe Carette, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience:

China Southern and Thales have shared a long-term relationship over the years. As the launch customers of AVANT, the airline was the first in the market to benefit from the technological advancement of the android based IFE. China Southern has trusted Thales as the inflight entertainment partner across their new B777 fleet. This award further demonstrates Thales commitment to support the airlines ambitions of providing their passengers the best inflight experience.”

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