Mexico City-based Interjet has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) system and Wi-Fi connectivity service for its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
The initial aircraft will be delivered from Airbus in November 2017, and this A321 NEO aircraft will be the first Panasonic-equipped aircraft to be line fit with connectivity by the OEM.
Julio Gamero, Chief Commercial Officer of Interjet says: “At Interjet, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best experience to our guests. With this announcement, we will now offer our passengers a high definition theater-like entertainment experience with high-speed connectivity services that will keep them connected and productive. This is truly a fantastic milestone for Interjet, and we are very excited to once again partner with Panasonic.”
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, added: “Panasonic has provided Interjet with inflight entertainment (IFE) solutions since 2010 and this announcement is testament to the ongoing partnership. eXO provides a lightweight and fully integrated system that gives high-growth airlines like Interjet the opportunity to scale the technology as necessary. Combined with the powerful combination of broadband Wi-Fi and market leading inflight entertainment, Interjet will be able to enhance the onboard experience for its passengers.”
Headquartered in Mexico City, Interjet serves over 11 million passengers each year with routes in Mexico as well as the United States, Canada and Central and South America providing air service to 54 destinations in eight countries. It operates a fleet of 76 aircraft and has revenue of more than 1 billion dollars per year. With Panasonic, Interjet will be able to offer a premium, connected entertainment experience across international markets and one of the most extensive domestic route structures available from airlines in the region.
Panasonic’s connectivity service will let passengers surf the web, send email, and use their favorite social media apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, and more over inflight broadband Wi-Fi.
eXO is one of the industry’s most innovative overhead solutions. It features Panasonic’s new large-format 12-inch 1080p retractable overhead monitors, and gives Interjet a path to deliver wireless streaming to passenger devices in the future. It creates a theater-like experience allowing passengers to view high definition video content on large-format overhead screens.