AirFi Indonesia signs its first two airline clients in third month of operations and AirFi Group inks second regional partner deal, with major Asia-Pacific caterer, mirroring MENA regional expansion plans revealed last month
AirFi Wireless IFE will soon be flying on 50 aircraft operated by Sriwijaya Air and subsidiary NAM Air based in Jakarta. The new long-term partnership with a major Singapore-based in-flight caterer will accelerate rollout of AirFi crew and passenger digital platforms across more airlines in the world’s fastest growing aviation region.
This month, meet our APAC Regional Team and find out more about AirFi and Connected Crew at Booth F28 during the Aviation Festival Asia in Singapore, February 27th and 28th.
- New deals establish AirFi’s presence in the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. Indonesia is forecast by IATA to be the fourth fastest-growing country market over the next 20 years with the Asia-Pacific region at large expected to see an extra 2.1bn annual passengers by 2036 (source: http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2017-10-24-01.aspx)
- AirFi now has three fully resourced bases serving the region: AirFi Development Hub in Banglaore, India, AirFi Indonesia in Jakarta and Regional Partner HQ in Singapore
- AirFi technologies quickly becoming one of the industry’s fastest-selling technologies for onboard digital passenger and crew service transformation.
- All new clients deploying Next Generation AirFi “Venus” Boxes integrated with Connected Crew onboard retail EPOS and cabin management terminals delivering a 360-degree onboard digital retail environment.
February 27, 2018 – SINGAPORE: AirFi, provider of the market-leading portable onboard WiFi platform and one of the fastest-growing onboard cabin management technology suites, announced today major new growth milestones achieved. These new deals firmly establish AirFi, here in Asia-Pacific, the world’s fastest-growing aviation region.
Only three months after signing a joint venture agreement to form AirFi Indonesia – at a previous trade show event here in Singapore – the newly fledged company announced today it has inked deals with home-based airlines Sriwijaya and NAM Air.
“I’m thrilled to announce the signing of our first two AirFi Indonesia client airlines. Sriwijaya are Indonesia’s third largest airline, operating an all-Boeing 737 fleet of 40 aircraft. NAM Air is the feeder airline subsidiary of Sriwijaya, operating a fleet of 10 Boeing 757 and 5 ATR turboprops. Both airlines are now gearing up to launch the passenger-centric AirFi wireless IFE streaming platform and crew-centric Connected Crew onboard retailing EPOS system.” commented Satish Mahtani, AirFi Indonesia Managing Director.
In addition, the Netherlands headquartered group, also announced the formation of another landmark regional partner agreement, with major Singapore-based ground-handler and in-flight caterer serving Changi Airport.
“I’m again extremely proud to announce another landmark regional partner agreement. Mirroring our strategy in the Middle East and North Africa, we can now rapidly scale up our presence and capability across Asia-Pacific – which IATA forecast will see the biggest increase in passenger numbers over the next 20 years. Together with the successes at AirFi Indonesia, we have a really strong foundation to help more regional clients transform their onboard crew and passenger experiences.” commented Job Heimerikx, AirFi CEO.
AirFi now has three key operational hubs in the region – Bangalore India, Jakarta Indonesia and Singapore. The regional teams will be highly focused on driving up new digital ancillary revenues for our client base that AirFi wireless streaming and Connected Crew payment technologies can enable.