SKYfi Club streams content to passengers’ personal electronic devices, allowing them to access the available entertainment options, such as movies, e-books and magazines. The technology is based on the trusted ALNA (Airline Network Architecture) connectivity platform, which flies on over 650 aircrafts already. The mature system provides a scalable and modular architecture adaptable to customer need. It enables a wide range of additional services such as GSM telephony, internet access and data services. Further SKYfi can be complemented by SKYpower, KID-Systeme’s in-seat power and cabin power management system.
"We are pleased to announce Saudia as our launch customer for SKYfi. This is a groundbreaking milestone and proof of success for KID-Systeme”, says Peter Schetschine, General Manager KID-Systeme GmbH. “Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers travel comfort and satisfaction with an unique and individual entertainment experience".
Saudia operates with one of the largest aircraft fleet in the Middle East. The airline provides a broad range of inflight entertainment solutions to offer their passengers a unique and memorable inflight experience with first airline in the region to offer streaming capability and inflight Wi-Fi.
Saudia constantly continues their plan to press ahead with modernization and upgrading their fleet. From now on, integrating SKYfi Club, guests of Saudia are enabled to stream content on their personal electronic devices with KID for the first time. Saudia selected the current available SKYfi™ lounge catalogue.
"We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems, says Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudia. “Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved inflight experience and satisfy passenger’s needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our inflight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board."
First aircraft delivery to Saudia Arabian Airlines was in mid-August 2016. All aircrafts will be line-fit equipped with SKYfi™ lounge solution, starting with the aircraft type A330.