Extending its valuable partnership with Lumexis which was formed in 2010, flydubai has revealed that it will continue to use the Fiber-To-The-Screen In-Flight Entertainment system for its follow-on-order of 11 Next Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft due to be collected in 2016 and 2017.
Commenting was vice president inflight product, flydubai, Daniel Kerrison: “flydubai continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure that our passengers are getting the best onboard experience.
“Being the launch customer for the FTTS system, we were very happy with what it had to offer and we look forward to rolling out the new fourth generation of the system which will enter service with flydubai from May 2016,” he added.
The Fiber-To-The-Screen In-Flight Entertainment system was adopted by flydubai in 2010. It provides more than 1,300 hours of television shows, audio, games and move titles in various languages including Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian.
A light weight and cutting-edge technology, the HD system with the unique FTTS fiber optic network is half the cost and weight of earlier generation, copper-based systems. It allows the airline to achieve lower fuel burn while generating ancillary revenue.
Also remarking was president and chief operating officer, Lumexis, Lou Sharkey: “The Lumexis team is delighted to be continuing our partnership with flydubai. With their flexible service and revolutionary High Definition IFE system, flydubai has consistently set new benchmarks for inflight customer experience.”