Air Tanzania selects Panasonic for inflight connectivity on its Airbus A220s

Two of its A220s have Panasonic’s eX1 IFE solution

Air Tanzania has selected Panasonic Avionics’ (Panasonic) inflight entertainment (IFE) connectivity system for its Airbus A220 aircraft.

The airline has equipped two of its A220s with the Panasonic eX1 IFE solution which is specifically designed for narrowbody aircraft. Each seat will feature full HD seatback monitors, with touch displays and handsets, and an intuitive, personalized interface. Passengers will have access to USB and laptop charging power points at every seat.

Air Tanzania’s A220s will also be fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service. Panasonic’s next generation connectivity enables fast internet to video streaming, all powered by its new satellite modem featuring bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.

The announcement marks the extension of Panasonic’s relationship with Air Tanzania following the airline’s selection of its inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions for two of its Boeing 787 aircraft and two Airbus A220 in 2018.

The flag carrier of Tanzania was the first African carrier to take delivery of the A220 in November 2018 and January 2019. It operates a fleet consisting of the Dash 8-Q400, Airbus A220 and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Earlier in July Middle East Airlines selected Panasonic Avionics to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) for 15 of its Airbus A321 family aircraft. 

About Air Tanzania (TC)

Air Tanzania is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Air Tanzania is wholly owned by the Government of Tanzania.

Routes: Air Tanzania flies from Dar es Salaam to 10 domestic destinations and 6 international ones, including Entebbe, Mumbai, Harare and Lusaka.

Fleet: Currently 9 aircraft:

  • 2 Airbus A220
  • 2 Boeing 787 (-8)
  • 5 De Havilland Canada DHC-8

Alliance: None

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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