A report by Valour Consultancy has revealed that IFEC-driven onboard ancillary revenues are projected to skyrocket to an impressive $29 billion by 2031. The transformation comes after a difficult period affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but now sets the stage for robust growth.
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In a recently released report, San Francisco-based Grand View Research, Inc. projects the global In-Flight Entertainment And Connectivity (IFEC) market will reach USD 9.82 billion by 2024.
“The emergence of BYOD and development of novel wireless solutions are expected to boost market growth,” the research group states. “The increasing commercial aviation & fleet expansion have further bolstered industry growth. Growing availability of HD content across dynamic platforms are expected to increase IFEC systems’ demand.”
At the Aircraft Interiors EXPO in Hamburg, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) revealed its Next Generation Wireless IFE (wIFE) solution, Entice, designed to appeal to both airlines and their customers.
The new Entice system is a combined hardware and content distribution system with an ample library of entertainment and activities, as well as an opportunity for airlines to earn revenue through advertising and simplified onboard retail.
Thales’ AVANT Android based system offers a flexible architecture which allows Singapore Airlines to constantly introduce and easily integrate the latest apps their customers demand.
The fleet will be equipped with Thales latest AVANT monitors, which are the most lightweight ever deployed in the market, and feature full high-definition video and an integrated Avii, Thales’ most modern Android smartphone-like touch controller, in premium cabins. Navigating menus with Avii is intuitive and the device can act as a second screen so passengers can, for example, watch a film on the big screen while playing one of the game apps on the handset or monitoring the flight map.