Xiamen Air Connects its Dreamliners to Panasonic


  • Sky Team member chooses global Wi-Fi system and state-of-the-art entertainment system

Hamburg, Germany | April 14, 2015– Xiamen Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics (“Panasonic”) to equip its new fleet of Boeing Dreamliners with global connectivity and the world’s leading inflight entertainment systems.

Xiamen Airlines, a member of the Sky Team alliance that began international operations this year with a service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, will equip six of its Boeing 787-8s with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service as well as its eX3 entertainment system. The system will allow Xiamen Airlines to offer passengers hi-definition screens and more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment. This can include up to 120 movies, 180 television programs, 350 audio selections and 30 games.

Panasonic through its partnership with China Telecom is the only provider of Wi-Fi authorized to offer inflight Wi-Fi on flights over mainland China.

Panasonic Avionics President and CEO Paul Margis said: “We’re proud that an airline as ambitious as Xiamen has chosen Panasonic to bring its passengers the very best the industry can offer. The powerful combination of broadband Wi-Fi with world-class entertainment will create a truly unique experience for Xiamen’s passengers.”

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