Moment, a French company specialising in digital services for the air transport industry, has announced its selection by Hans Airways, the UK’s newest start up carrier, to supply its portable IFE system for onboard entertainment.
Moment’s Flymingo box will be fitted aboard its first Airbus A330-200 ahead of the company’s revenue operations.
Hans Airways is a privately-owned UK start-up, originally founded in October 2019.
It is a hybrid, long-haul model which intends to operate from the UK’s Birmingham Airport to India, initially serving the Indian diaspora’s needs in Europe – then moving on to North America.
Hans Airways is a community airline, focused on a customer-centric and value for money ethos.
Through the portable W-IFE solution Flymingo Box, Hans Airways’ passengers will be able to connect with a variety of premium content, including films, TV shows, infotainment or games streamed directly from passengers’ own devices.
Flymingo presents a compact and powerful server.
As an autonomous solution, Flymingo Box adapts to non-connected environments and does not require any additional connectivity, operating with its own Wi-Fi network.
Hans Airways is progressing with its plans to commence scheduled services later this year. Its aircraft feature a cabin layout of 275 economy and 24 premium economy seats.
Hans Airways, headed by Chairman and CEO Satnam Saini, is focusing on the passenger experience, including onboard catering and entertainment.
The company evaluated several providers to identify the best solution for its needs before determining Moment.
Hans Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Martin Dunn highlighted: “Flymingo Box technology will enable passengers to access intuitively and immediately a range of digital services during their journey.
“We will also promote our loyalty program, FlyHAPEEI, on the passenger portal.”
“We are excited to contribute to the creation of the passenger experience aboard Hans Airways’ aircraft,” said Dieudonné Kamaté, Business Development Director at Moment.
“Flymingo Box is a cost-effective solution which adapts perfectly to all airlines, regardless of fleet size, and which easily brings digital services on board.
“As a leading inflight entertainment solution, we are sensitive to our customers’ needs, striving to help them build an unforgettable and differentiating experience with unmatched performance.”