Hong Kong Airlines (HX) is going to supply inflight and entertainment and connectivity from Aerkomm.
Aerkomm announced that Hong Kong Airlines will use its the Ka-band AERKOMM K++ IFEC system on its fleet of 12 Airbus A320 and 5 Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Aerkomm will also provide a system to introduce free high speed internet access to the seat back screens of Hong Kong Airlines’ Airbus A320 aircraft, connected via the Ka-band AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. Instead of the traditionally preloaded and fixed selection of in-flight entertainment, passengers will have access to high-speed internet steaming services for videos, music, live TV, and social media.
The AERKOMM IFEC system will provide passengers of Hong Kong Airlines with an “at home” network experience by giving free access to on-board WiFi internet connectivity to all passenger personal devices, including laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
This system will also provide passengers of Hong Kong Airlines with access to e-commerce amenities such as in-flight shopping and travel services. Details and terms about the services to be provided via the AERKOMM K++ system are being actively discussed.
Aerkomm Inc is a development stage service provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity olutions for the airline industry.
Mr. Jeffrey Wun, CEO of Aerkomm:
“This agreement marks the next step in our partnership with Hong Kong Airlines, who will be the launch customer of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. In addition, this agreement, as the first application of our technology to a commercial passenger fleet, is a milestone in the commercialization of our AERKOMM K++ IFEC system. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Hong Kong Airlines to implement our industry-leading technology.”
About Hong Kong Airlines (HX)
Fleet: An all Airbus fleet of more than 30 aircraft:
- 12 Airbus A320
- 21 Airbus A330
- 6 Airbus A350
(Source: HongKongAirlines.com on 07/02/2020)
N.B. Image credit: Airbus.com