Air Tanzania selects Panasonic Aerospace’s IFE and connectivity for its A220 fleet, as part of an effort to enhance the passenger experience onboard.
The airline has equipped two of its A220s with Panasonic’s eX1 IFE solution which is specifically designed for narrowbody aircraft. The aircraft was delivered in November 2018 and January 2019, making Air Tanzania the first African operator of the A220.
Each seat will feature full HD seatback monitors, complete with touch displays and handsets, and an intuitive, personalized interface. Passengers will have access to USB and laptop charging power points at every seat. The aircraft 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 A220s in 2018.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation said:
“By selecting Panasonic’s inflight entertainment and connectivity systems, Air Tanzania can deliver personalized, immersive entertainment to every passenger, no matter where in the cabin they are seated,”
“These inflight experiences will help Air Tanzania encourage brand loyalty, keeping their valued customers coming back time and time again.”
Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, CEO & Managing Director of Air Tanzania.
“Operating our new A220 equipped with Panasonic’s IFE and Wi-Fi service brings together the right culture, values, and expertise to fulfil our goal of satisfying our customers—which is part of our vision.”
“The installation of Panasonic’s systems allow ATCL operations to adjust to the new market realities. With highly-standardized facilities, Air Tanzania will expand its geographic reach by merging with other partners—especially foreign ones. This will also further strengthen our operations through more innovative strategies and allow us to remain competitive in today’s emerging markets.”
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