Aviation breaking news – RwandAir signs IFE Services for inflight entertainment


Information was received this morning that RwandAir has signed up for the installation of inflight entertainment for their two new B737-800, which will be delivered in July and September this year. The system will permit travellers flying with the new Boeings to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster films, classic movies, news and series and will of course also feature audio channels.

Both aircraft will incidentally be delivered with the ‘new look’ interior Boeing has been introducing, giving a roomier impression to passengers and more space in the overhead lockers. Information at hand in fact indicates that the ‘new look’ interior will become the first on the African continent, although other airlines with B737 NG’s on order have reportedly also now opted to have the interior outfitted with the ‘latest’ on the market.

The two Boeings will reportedly be deployed on the routes from Kigali to West Africa, to Dubai via Mombasa and to Johannesburg, although – especially during the launch phase, they may also make ‘appearances’ on the East African network destinations like Nairobi.

The inflight entertainment will be provided by  IFE Services which have been contracted by RwandAir.

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  1. A new revolution in In-Flight Entertainment.

    Betting on the fact that entertainment while on a flight is the need of the hour, coupled with the fact that low cost carriers business model do not permit personalized entertainment systems, IP Avenue, a Mumbai based technology company has launched MINT POD – My Interactive Nano TV.

    Mint Pod is a 5.3’ inch interactive screen offering passengers a variety of pre loaded content from blockbuster movies to fashion shows, cartoons, travel shows and more … to cater to men, women and children.

    The Mint Pod, has over 30 hours of content to keep passengers entertained and occupied on long tiring journeys. The interactive Mint allows one to easily browse between channels and even fast forward pause and rewind.

    IP Avenue has tied up exclusively with EROS Entertainment to provide latest Bollywood movies, laughter shows etc.

    Today Mint Pod is conveniently available on board across all flights of Go Air and one can rent them for a nominal fee. Soon IP Avenue would be launching Mint Pod with other Indian Low Cost Carriers as well as a few International carriers as well.

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