Ethiopian Airlines chose the in-flight entertainment solution BEFORE Up by Thales for its four wide-body aircraft Airbus A350-1000.
With this state-of-the-art IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) system, the Ethiopian airline will introduce a new user interface to enrich the passenger experience, offering several digital services such as interactive maps, shopping and meal and beverage selections , as well as customization features and the ability to sync personal electronic devices with the display
Thales AVANT Up includes new 4K HDR QLED Optiq displays. Two Bluetooth connections and built-in wifi allow passengers to connect multiple devices to the system. The Optiq displays include USB-A and USB-C ports, where passengers benefit from 70 W to charge headphones, phones, tablets or laptops during the flight. Ethiopian Airlines’ first Airbus A350-1000 is due to be delivered by the end of 2024.
“As we strive to maintain our position as number one in Africa and among the largest airlines in the world, we know how much of our success depends on our ability to provide passengers with the best possible on-board experience. We are delighted to integrate the AVANT Up entertainment solution for our upcoming Airbus A350-1000, where passengers will enjoy a state-of-the-art immersive and cinematic experience. The system offers several unique features that allow passengers to be entertained throughout the flight and arrive at their destination fully relaxed“, said Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mesfin Tasew.
Also, the Dubai airline, Emirateswhich has already selected AVANT-Up for its Airbus A350 wide-body aircraft, has just signed with Thales to equip the same on-board entertainment system on its future 90 wide-body aircraft Boeing 777X just ordered at the Dubai Air Show.