• First presentation of new gaming add-on to BoardConnect at APEX EXPO in Los Angeles | Exclusive pre-conference in the Lufthansa #FlyingLab above the Atlantic

Raunheim/Los Angeles | August 29, 2019– Lufthansa Systems today announced that it will be showcasing the new inflight gaming component on its BoardConnect open IT platform at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience Expo (APEX EXPO) in Los Angeles from September 9-12. The company has digitally adapted the fantasy card game Galaxy Duel and integrated it into the platform in partnership with gaming provider Gladi8torGalaxy Duel offers features such as an eSports league, leaderboards and live streaming. The brand-new prototype of the inflight game will be on show at stand 1901, where it can be tested with an exclusive invitation.

Lufthansa Systems’ BoardConnect technology enables airlines to use the onboard IT platform for their specific applications, with possibilities extending far beyond mere entertainment. By integrating onboard gaming into BoardConnect, airline IT specialist provider Lufthansa Systems is responding to the ever-expanding gaming market, where it sees an opportunity for airlines to adapt their inflight entertainment to their passengers’ different needs and stand out from their competitors by offering an enhanced passenger experience.

“With 17 airlines having already opted for BoardConnect, our platform is being used on almost 900 aircraft,” said Jan-Peter Gänse, Head of Passenger Experience Solutions at Lufthansa Systems. “By developing the open BoardConnect Dock platform, we have enabled our customers to expand the inflight entertainment solution to include a wide range of applications and thus offer their passengers a personalized service. The possibilities are endless. Inflight gaming is just one of many conceivable enhancements.”

Exclusive kick-off event: Lufthansa #FlyingLab en route to APEX EXPO

Before the official launch of APEX EXPO 2019, Lufthansa Systems is organizing a pre-conference on flight LH 452 from Munich to Los Angeles on September 7 in partnership with Lufthansa and APEX. The largest passenger aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet A380 will serve as a flying innovation platform as it crosses the Atlantic, setting the stage for “powering the next generation of passenger experience” and giving industry leaders an opportunity to showcase the latest trends and developments in the passenger experience space. The co-initiator and host of this FlyingLab flight is Lufthansa Systems CEO Olivier Krüger, who will kick off the event by welcoming interesting people taking part in the discussions.

All of the passengers on board can follow the expert presentations live, try out innovative new products and enjoy music performed live in the cabin. The speakers and their presentations can be streamed live to any WiFi-enabled device on board. The event will be broadcast onboard via the BoardConnect solution, illustrating one of the many different possible applications for Lufthansa Systems’ digital platform.

For the first time, a FlyingLab flight will include a design sprint session in which selected passengers can participate and develop new ideas for an enhanced passenger experience with the help of industry experts. The results of this workshop will be presented to the other passengers on board and the most promising suggestion will then be implemented.

BoardConnect Dock

With its new BoardConnect Dock solution, Lufthansa Systems is providing technology, content and financing partners with a BoardConnect framework for creating their own onboard program. Depending on the partner, this might include a connectivity portal, classic IFE content or a platform with booking options and targeted advertising to generate additional revenue.

BoardConnect

BoardConnect is Lufthansa Systems’ complete solution for the digital passenger experience that continues to address airlines of all sizes with different business models. In addition to traditional IFE features such as moving maps, movies, music, games and destination information, customers can choose the content they want from a wide range of services available through Lufthansa Systems’ strong partner network. This content can also be provided simply and easily from the cloud if desired.

  • Miami-based games provider unveiled stunning new games catalogue for current and future IFE systems at APEX EXPO 2013

Knutsford, Cheshire, UK | September 17, 2013– IFE Services’ games partner, GUE Tech, unveiled a stunning new catalogue of games at this year’s APEX EXPO.

The Miami-based in-flight games specialist has around 60 new games available for current and future IFE systems. The company is promising to bring a long overdue home gaming experience to the skies that will delight airline passengers of all ages.

For airlines investing in the next generation of Android platform IFE systems, GUE Tech can offer smash hit titles on iPad and Android such as Cut the Rope, Subway Surfer, Ski Safari, Myst and Shadowgun. GUE Tech is the only IFE games vendor to offer multiple Google’s Choice’ titles such as Bard’s Tale and Broken Sword. The company is also offering updated classics such as Slydris, Sudoku Logic, Wordary and Little Things Forever.

For current IFE systems, GUE Tech is releasing even more brilliant titles from the PC and gaming console platforms – iconic titles such as Myst, Riven, Wasteland, Choplifter, Gothic and The Raven.

With these new titles GUE Tech now has an unbeatable catalogue of 220 IFE games for airlines wanting to introduce a top quality gaming package on-board or those wishing to upgrade their existing games package.

As trailblazers in the IFE gaming world, GUE Tech is also currently investigating new game genres such as Interactive Books – an extension of the Interactive Movie genre of games the company already has in its catalogue. Interactive Books are a great solution for educating and entertaining children and teens alike during flights.

In March this year it was announced that Singapore Airlines had signed an agreement with GUE Tech for 15 games as part of its flagship ‘Red Eye Games Collection.’ Then in May, GUE Tech signed a partnership agreement with leading in-flight entertainment provider, IFE Services, to bring its games catalogue to a wider market.

“We’re delighted to bring these excellent new games to the IFE industry,” said Max Lingua, Chief Executive Officer of GUE Tech. “These titles finally allow airlines to offer passengers a standard of gaming that they’re used to enjoying on the ground and for the first time in IFE history, real 3D games are now available.”
To see trailers of a selection of the games please visit: www.ifeservices.com/games

For more information about GUE Tech visit: www.guetech.com

2009-04-16 – Today Paf announces the signing of an agreement with Inflight Service Europe AB concerning Paf’s Scratch Card concept Scratchorama. Inflight Service is the in-flight retail supplier for TUIfly Nordic and will test-launch the Scratchorama Scratch Cards as a new entertainment product that will be sold onboard all TUIfly Nordic’s aircrafts.

The Scratchorama concept combines an onboard lottery with the online gaming website paf.com, which opens up totally new ancillary revenue streams for airline companies.

“We are delighted that Inflight Service and TUIfly Nordic, as the first airline company, have chosen our Scratchorama concept. The airline industry is constantly chasing new ancillary revenue opportunities, and with the Scratchorama concept TUIfly Nordic will obtain a powerful revenue injection onboard, as well as on a pre- and post-travel basis. The charity aspect of the Scratchorama concept will be fully incorporated on these Scratch Cards sold onboard, which was a cornerstone for all parties involved,” says Anders Wiklund, Head of Business to Business, Paf.

The Scratchorama concept is unique since it closes the gap between airline companies and customers, boosted by a close association with charity and customer entertainment. Paf becomes the Official Gaming Partner for TUIfly Nordic.

“TUIfly Nordic is constantly looking to offer new and exciting entertainment products to our passengers. Scratchorama’s added value to passengers along with the incremental revenue potential perfectly matches this agenda. Paf’s charitable profile and way of conducting business made our choice easy”, says Lars Persson, Responsible Onboard Sales, TUIFly Nordic.

Customers will be able to win instant prizes onboard, holidays and gaming money for use post-travel on the online gaming website paf.com.

“The Scratchorama concept opens up a unique opportunity to boost ancillary revenue and enables post-travel revenue flow. It is an innovative extension to our product portfolio that we have not been able to offer our customers before. We are keen to make this a success story together with Paf and TUIfly Nordic. Paf’s 40 years of gaming experience and charity mission creates a good foundation for success”, says Niklas Julin, Marketing Manager, Inflight Service Europe AB.

The Scratchorama concept will be fully tested and evaluated during the coming months in order to monitor important KPI’s. If all parameters are at a satisfactory level, the concept will be further integrated within TUIfly Nordic and made available to other airline partners of Inflight Service.

Information about Paf:
The Paf Group is a charitable gaming operator with its head office on Åland, an autonomous province of Finland. It has over 40 years of operating experience in land-based and shipboard gaming, and has been an Internet gaming operator since 1999. The Paf Group employs over 400 people and has offices in Mariehamn, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn. In 2007, the group’s turnover amounted to approximately 100 million euro. Paf operates under a license from the Åland government within an EU jurisdiction. The distributable profit is in its entirety donated to good causes within e.g. the public, culture and sport sectors, where the distribution in 2007 amounted to 18 million euros.

Information about TUIfly Nordic:
TUIfly Nordic is the largest charter airline in Sweden with more than 1 million passengers every year. The airline is part of the Fritidsresor Group which consists of Fritidsresor and the subsidiaries Star Tour in Denmark and Norway, Finnmatkat in Finland, TEMA och Nazar. Fritidsresor Group is a part of the world’s largest travel group TUI Travel Plc. TUI Travel Plc. has 30 million customers every year, 48 000 employees and offers holiday travels from 20 countries.

Information about Inflight Service Europe AB:
Inflight Service is one of north Europe’s leading Travel retailers of Tax Free gods where we work with strong and renowned brands from all over the world. The customers will be found within the airline, ferry and airport segment. Inflight Service delivers services and bespoke solutions for procurement, packaging, logistics/distribution and marketing and sales. Inflight Serivce also run their own retail chain in airports and onboard ferries under the name Euro shop.
The turnover is approximately SEK 1.6 billion with 300 employees in four countries. The head office is situated at Arlanda airport and the central packaging unit and ware house are both situated in Tibro.