Barcelona, Spain | April 9, 2019–Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, announced that it has established a new partnership with Immfly, an on-board digital transformation platform for in-flight e-commerce and on-board connectivity that enables airlines to digitally improve the passenger travel experience.

Immfly’s international growth momentum continues as the premium IFE & Connected digital services company gains new territory with the airline that commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African network.

From its hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopian serves 120 passenger destinations across the globe, out of which over 60 are in Africa. Together with Ethiopian, Immfly will cover an extensive range of destinations across Africa, Europe, North and South America, Middle East & Asia.

Immfly’s Connected Digital Services and Best-in-Class IFE platform will be installed in 20 Ethiopian Airlines aircraft by this summer. The platform will be available in five languages including English, Amharic, Chinese, French, and Arabic to serve the distinct nationalities in the airline’s demographic profile.

In addition to premium Entertainment and Immfly’s proprietary content modules, Ethiopian will benefit from Immfly Active, a cutting-edge portal, empowering the airline with increased flexibility and autonomy. Immfly Active is a powerful direct access portal enabling airlines to track onboard KPIs, analyze key data and progressively manage a greater number of onboard services for greater competitive advantage.

Barcelona, Spain | January 22, 2019– Iberia Express, the first partner to launch Immfly’s Inflight Entertainment (IFE) & Digital Services platform, has released statistics showing how the partnership has positively impacted its Net Promoter Score (NPS).

In 2014, Immfly’s IFE and Digital Services platform was installed on the first Iberia Express aircraft, and launched with the name Club Express Onboard (CXO). The system has since installed in the full Iberia Express fleet.

Users of the system complete an online survey after the flight. Results from the past three years have been analyzed to provide insights into how Immfly’s platform has influenced the evolution of passenger satisfaction.

In 2016, Iberia Express asked passengers a general question to verify platform use and overall satisfaction with Immfly’s IFE and Digital Services platform. From the beginning, a significant share of respondents, 31.6%, gave the platform a top three score (scoring the service an 8, 9, or 10 out of 10), with a Perceived Level of Quality (PLQ) of 5.4 out of 10.

In marketing-speak, passengers giving the CXO system a Top 3 score are described as platform “fans”. Within 12 months, 2017 survey results showed platform fans were on the increase, up to 35.5%, and PLQ scoring rose to 5.8. The survey was also expanded to include questions on usability and content.

By 2018, the survey grew to include responses from over 10,000 passengers, and the positive trend in the share of highly satisfied platform fans continued, with 44.5% now giving Immfly’s platform top marks and PLQ reaching 6.1. In addition, both usability and content metrics saw significant percentage-point increases with differences of up to +15ppts in a single year, following continuous improvement efforts in partnership with Iberia Express. Perhaps most interestingly, the overall NPS of platform users is higher than those who don’t log into the platform, which is reflected in their positive qualitative feedback that flights seem shorter when they can enjoy a movie or keep up-to-date with daily news.

“Passengers are very happy with the increased content available on the platform, and their customer scores reflect that improvement. As a consequence, they are spending an average of 50 minutes per flight on the platform, an increase from the previous 30 minutes. In particular, our customers love the selection of films and TV shows”, added Paloma Cabañas, Head of Customer Experience and Inflight Services in Iberia Express.

“Our vision has always been to enhance our reputation as a world-class entertainment and services partner which is recognised for its innovation, dynamism and ability to customise the IFE experience” explained Julia Maruny, Head of Content at Immfly. ” We are constantly seeking new ways to break ground and introduce new entertainment formats to improve passenger satisfaction. Just recently we have added the new Sports channel in Iberia Express which has been well-received by the platform’s users” .

Dubai | November 13, 2018– Immfly is growing internationally, and the facts speak for themselves. The most recent partnerships signed with the long-haul airline Wamos Air, and with Pegasus, the first airline in Turkey launching Immfly digital services (in more than 100 aircrafts), and even with SunExpress, a subsidiary of the two industry-leading airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, are not going unnoticed.

Get closer to partners

The clients’ portfolio is increasing and so is the Immfly team. Immfly’s value proposition is about treating clients as partners, partners who are actively involved throughout the entire process of the digitization of travelling. None of this would be possible if Immfly had not set up an office close to them. Installing an office in Turkey guarantees a smooth and efficient coverage of the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets.

Yasemin Gurcan, part of the IT Team at the Immfly Turkey office, comments “Inaugurating a new office here in Turkey is a clear step-forward for Immfly. Everything that we were doing in Western Europe we can now do here. It gives us a sense of enthusiasm and gratitude. Knowing that we are now closer and will be able to see to the needs of our neighbors’ customers gives us security and ensures efficiency in delivering the results we promised.”

Aviation Measa, Dubai

In line with the latest deals, for the first time Immfly will attend the Aviation Festival MEASA and will be located in booth 37 at the trade-show. The conference for airlines, airports, and their partners focuses on teaching how to grow a business by converging technology, customer experience and new revenue streams.

Immfly is going as silver sponsor and, on the 13th at 12 pm, will participate in a panel discussion about “Achieving success with ancillaries”, together with Dan Kerrison, Vice President of Inflight Product of Flydubai.

Immfly offers the opportunity to airlines to engage passengers with an amusing experience that starts at the airport and continues while flying

APEX EXPO, Boston MA | September 24, 2018– The digital services platform Immfly, that, until now, could only be accessed onboard, can now entertain the passengers on the ground, while waiting for the flight. Based on the passengers’ access ratio and satisfaction level with Immfly’s platform, the company decided to extend, and specially, anticipate its offer to the airport. Airport vip lounges, or pre-boarding areas at the terminals can now have Immfly’s digital services at their disposal.

The day of the flight
The extension

The day of the flight means not only the flight but also beforehand in the airport, where only very few airlines can have a digital relationship with its customers.

From the moment someone looks for travel inspiration to the time it gets back home, there are several touch-points that constitute a commercial opportunity for airlines and its partners to interact with customers and get the most of those interaction in the form of revenue or in the form of customer satisfaction. Many airlines have done a great job using their digital channels and capabilities to communicate in a more personal and personalised way with their customers at most of those touch points, but still, there are significant gaps in that digital customer journey. There are still touch points that are not being used in a digital way. The biggest digital gap is the day of the flight, “the moment of truth” for NPS, the phase that most affects customer perception of the whole experience.

A seamless experience
Its benefits

Immfly offers now the opportunity to not only entertain passengers during that typically hectic time, improving their experience through personalization and choice, but also a new opportunity to monetize that digital relationship.

It is the chance to improve customer experience at the airport through entertainment and service at the same time that opens a new opportunity for ancillary revenues such as seatupgrades or activities at destination. Eventually, everything that could be done and enjoyed during the flight, can now be done before, on the ground.

Jimmy von Korff Martinez, co-founder of Immfly states “Combining the in-flight entertainment platform with the in-airport platform that offers the same entertainment content will allow customers to browse and select content before the flight for watching it later. In the same way will allow them to start watching a movie while waiting to board and continue watching the same movie in-flight, or to book or buy an activity on their final destination, which means passengers will benefit from a seamless experience and content consumption before and during the flight”.

From the airport, during the flight and post-flight, the Immfly wireless digital platform lets the airline expand the digital relationship with its customers, the data collection and revenue generation opportunities, and imp

Barcelona | September 5, 2018–Immfly, after having carried out campaigns with brands such as Rakuten, American Express, Volvo or Mondelez, has now taken to the clouds the refreshment Font Vella Levité, with an action that is being developed throughout the entire summer, onboard Air Nostrum’s fleet.

Onboard Branding

Through an action that combines sampling and digital branding, the brand is present on Air Nostrum flights (Iberia Regional).
In collaboration with Immfly, a technology company specialized in onboard digital services and entertainment solutions, Font Vella Levité has created an entertaining and refreshing campaign where passengers can interact with the brand playing the “Lemonade Game”, participating in a draw for a flight for two people or enjoying the entertainment channels included in the platform.

Onboard Sampling

The soft drink from Danone, bets for one of the most innovative advertising environments; the aircraft’s interior and the entertainment systems in passengers’ own devices. This combination ensures (an) excellent brand exposure and visibility, and fits perfect to this kind of products during summer times.

Levité is the lemonade from Font Vella, a refreshing drink inspired on the traditional lemonade, ideal for (the) summer trips.

Ramón Rodríguez, Brand Sales Manager at Immfly, states “I f a brand wants to surprise and ensure their investment in actions with a real positive impact, the environment of an airplane is ideal for its captivation, innovation and level of disruption. ”

Onboard advertising

The retention rate of advertising onboard is 79%, the highest of all media, and onboard advertising generates more than 25% of positive impact on the purchase intention, According to Media Life Magazine.
These type of arguments further reinforce the increase of campaigns like the one Font Vella Levité is currently performing.

Spain | July 17, 2018– After the strong partnerships with renowned airlines such as EasyJet, Iberia Express, Volotea, among others and more recently, with Pegasus and SunExpress airlines, Immfly is highly oriented to design, develop and manage new in-flight digital products and services to provide the state-of-the-art in technology and to please the passengers’ experience.

Cardenal’s know-how and expertise go beyond the conventional entertainment products due to the vast experience she brings with her career – the understanding of both airlines needs and travelers expectations. Immfly and Maria Cardenal are currently working on the most outstanding digital services solutions, positioning the technology company at the industry’s frontline.

Barcelona, 17th July 2018 . Maria Cardenal has joined Immfly, a leading provider of in-flight digital services and entertainment in Europe and most recently, also in the Middle East, to lead the company’s product and innovation department. The technology company founded in Barcelona finds itself in a period of international growth and is consolidating its position through the unique in-flight experience that provides, with personalized capabilities that passengers can access and enjoy through their own smart devices.

During the course of hers 11 years experience working within the airline industry, Maria Cardenal has held senior positions in companies such as Vueling Airlines and Clickair.

At an academic level, Maria holds a Master in Business Administration from ESADE and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Carlos III University.

Maria’s last job position was as Head of Innovation at Vueling airlines, where she instituted Vueling Innovation Lab and participated on the IAG’s startup acceleration program Hangar 51, on its 2017-18 Spanish edition.

Maria has also been Head of Product Development and Ancillary Revenues at Vueling Airlines for 9 years leading the area responsible for the development of innovative products and services that add value to Vueling customers and help the company to differentiate itself from the competition, and, was at the same time accountable for the ancillary revenue generated by those products and services.

Prior to that, Maria was part of the management team that started Clickair, the fastest growing airline in Europe, as Head of Ancillary Revenue from 2007 to July 2009 when it merged with Vueling. Before joining the airline industry, Maria spent seven years dedicated to helping enterprises to enter e-commerce, as Head of new business development at Logista, from October 2000 to July 2007.

This current month, Maria Cardenal accepted a new professional and career challenge when decidedtoincorporateImmfly. “Immflyisanamazingcompany.Itisagileandinnovativeasno other competitor on its field and has already demonstrated that it has the right approach to addressing the needs of both airlines and travelers around the world. I’m so happy to join this company and I hope that I can contribute to making Immfly fly higher.”, explains Maria Cardenal, current Product Director at Immfly.

Jimmy Martinez Von Korff and Pablo Linz, co-founders of Immfly, welcome the appointment:

“María Cardenal brings a unique airline DNA to our company. We know each other for a long time and we share the same vision on where we want to expand our cabin digital services. Maria was has been driving innovation and ancillary in Vueling in the key years of the airline’s digitalization. We are excited about her user-centric approach and we are sure we will continue building extraordinary technologies and services for the cabin space that will meet airlines digital aspirations.”

Leisure carrier partners with tech company for introduction of brand new inflight entertainment system

Dublin, Ireland | June 6, 2018–“SunExpress Entertainment” with Immfly Digital Services: The airline, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, introduces its partnership with Immfly for its new inflight entertainment system.“SunExpress Entertainment” will be rolled out across the fleet of Boeing 737-800NG and MAX and will be personalized for every passenger with an on-demand function via everyone’s individual mobile device. Since Immfly is leading the development of inflight digital platforms in Europe as a tool for boosting airline revenues by analyzing customer loyalty and by adding revenue streams with digital inflight sponsorship services, the platform “SunExpress Entertainment” was designed with clear marketing and revenue optimization objectives.

A unique personalization of content in terms of route, time, airline and language

Immfly can customize its digital services to meet the best conditions and offer the best passenger experience. A broad range of entertainment modules such as TV-shows, movies, music, games, press and magazines as well as kids’ content, will be available on board of the SunExpress aircrafts. To access them, passengers have to use their own personal electronic devices (mobile phone, tablet, laptop), enter the Immfly WIFI network on board and enjoy the wide variety of content.

International and local content

As Immfly’s digital platform will be present in two distinct markets – each one of them very rich in CSPs – it will count on international providers such as 20t h Century FOX as well as local content – from Turkey and from Germany respectively.

“In addition to only offering entertainment and flight information, Immfly works closely with SunExpress to perfectly fit their digitalization strategy and enable SunExpress passengers to enjoy a digital seamless travel journey including the onboard experience,” explains Vincent Tomasoni,Chief C ustomerandContentOfficeratImmfly.

Digital services
Plan your trip while flying

“Your Destination” is fully dedicated to provide guidance and valuable tips for passengers about places to go, discover the most secret spots of the city and the various activities to do right after landing. The section offers information regarding transfer services, tours, where and what to buy, and all of this information in a guide format that covers the airline’s routes, available in several languages.

“SunExpress Entertainment” also provides practical information about the flight and an interactive 3D map of the route in the “Flight Info” section, that shows a real-time flight tracker to checkpoints of interest, the airline ́s destination, the actual time at the destination, outside temperature, the aircraft’s altitude and speed as well as the arrival time. Provided by “The Weather Network” passengers will always be informed about local weatherconditionsandforecastsattheirfinal d estination.

E-commerce services

Additionally, SunExpress’ catering and duty-free menus SunCafe and SunShop will be available on the “SunExpress Entertainment” digital platform. SunExpress plans to even enhance this new channel by allowing the passenger to select and pay goods from the platform in a “self-service” way, and also, choose to receive the order at the seat or at the galley.

“We are happy to work together with Immfly on our inflight entertainment system in the future”, says Peter Glade, Commercial Director of SunExpress. “ Our guests’ experience is of paramount meaning to us, which is why we need a strong partner as Immfly by our side in order to offer a diverse entertainment program in line with additional services.”

A scalable service in the air

Immfly’s digital services platform is highly reliable, flexible and scalable into new features that can be upgraded at any time, depending exclusively on the airline’s criteria and need. It is Immfly’s intention to continuously add new digital services, and in this way, Immfly and SunExpress are boosting the passenger experience and enhancing SunExpress’ value and position in the aviation industry.

Time spent on a plane is no more synonymous of boredom.

Passengers onboard easyJet,Iberia Express, Volotea and XL Airways can now better enjoy the moment

of flying by reading about what to do and where to go to their final destination. Immfly’s onboard digital services platform provides downloadable travel guides, from hundred cities covered by the airline’s routes, available in several languages and formats.

Barcelona, Spain | January 23, 2018– Immfly’s onboard digital services platform is 100% dedicated to guaranteeing the passenger can get the most of its experience while flying. The onboard travel guides are a useful feature to anticipate plans and close decisions before landing. At the same time, it is a powerful place for cities increase its visibility and to raise awareness of the endless activities available to be there discovered and explored.

Destination Overview
City Lifestyle

Immfly gives the passengers the opportunity to get to know the city before touching the ground. The history and background of the city, the lifestyle of its citizens, the local culture and customs, the typical and traditional gastronomy of the region, the must-see and visited places, the unmissable secret spot overlooking the heart of the city or the sunset near the ocean, all of these information is now available for consult. The destination guide’s access is not restricted to the onboard experience. Instead of that, Immfly’ guides accompany and travel along the entire passenger’s trip, from the flight and while on the ground, by being downloaded in pdf files and stored in passengers own smart devices.

Tips
Nightlife, food & drinks and much more

Travel means discover the unknown and experience new and unforgettable places. Immfly’s travel guides suggest million of possible activities for any type of trip and traveller’s profile.
Tips for the ones who love to go out and have fun in a bustling city, the most famous places to eat and drink, the historical museums, the ideal place to go shopping, a walking tour by the city, are just some examples of what these travel guides are capable of.

Weather on destination

As part of planning, knowing the weather conditions on the final destination could be very useful. Immfly provides information on local weather conditions and forecasts which helps to
better organize the plans according to it.

Shopping online

Immfly’s digital services offer the best activities and transfer services in all destinations managed and in contact with different partners. Besides being informed, passengers can actually buy activities such as museums entrances, a touristic bus trip, a football game, while flying. Additionally to that, Iberia Express has developed a microsite where passengers can even purchase before and after the moment of flying, by simply accessing the Iberia Express activities website. The time spent on a plane, seated, is no more synonymous with wasting time. Now it is possible to plan in advance and avoid lines in the most searched places.

Innovative “Air Time” Service is launched on first five easyJet aircraft

San Diego, CA | December 6, 2017–Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded computing inflight entertainment and connectivity equipment, today announced that its integrated In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) platforms have been selected by easyJet, the leading European low-cost airline, for its new wireless in-flight entertainment service.  Kontron and long-time in-flight digital solutions partner, Immfly, are collaborating to support the launch of the easyJet “Air Time” service onboard five easyJet aircraft. Kontron is supplying the complete set of hardware products necessary to implement the Wi-Fi network onboard the aircraft to support Immfly’s uniquely flexible content application software. “Air Time” gives passengers the ability to access personalized services and content through their own smart devices, making seat-back or other built-in aircraft monitors obsolete.

Kontron was selected after an extensive industry review, assessment and testing of available hardware solutions available in the IFE market. The hardware solution for easyJet consists of Kontron’s ACE Flight™ 4600 Airborne Server, Removable Storage Devices (RSSDs), and its Cab-n-Connect™  A100 Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP).  Kontron has built a strong reputation for providing breakthrough IFE&C platforms that help accelerate development for quick time-to-market at the lowest cost of deployment. There are currently more than 4000 commercial aircraft operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board.

“A deciding factor in our selection of Kontron is their long history of providing proven IFE&C solutions,” said Andrew Middleton, Ancillary Revenue Director at easyJet.  “The powerful combination of Kontron and Immfly lets us ensure our customers have the broadest and most reliable in-flight entertainment experience that replicates their consumer smart device capabilities on the ground.”

“Immfly continues to partner with Kontron for its highly reliable and open architecture platforms that are fully qualified to D0-160G with PMA and optimized for a full range of flight services,” said Jimmy Martínez von Korff, co-founder of Immfly. “Using Kontron platforms allows us to focus on designing the most compelling in-flight entertainment services that include engaging new content and other capabilities that are in high demand by today’s airline passengers.”

“Part of our ongoing strategy in supporting partners such as Immfly is to provide the critical system components that lay the enabling foundation for continued IFE innovation based on the most advanced features and highest broadband connectivity possible,” said Andy Mason, VP Technology at Kontron America. “We anticipate the success of the “Air Time” launch due to the unique aspects of the service and close collaboration of easyJet and its partners.”

For more information on its avionics product portfolio, please visit:https://www.kontron.com/industries/avionics

Barcelona, Spain | June 13, 2017–One of their main targets being to provide airlines with new and boosted revenue streams, Immfly’s wireless platform offers a unique over-the-air reception of advertising campaigns pioneered by major labels such as American Express, Halls – from Mondelez – or Vodafone. According to the airline’s preferences and the brands’ strategy, the campaigns can be either online or offline, thereby ranging from Channel Sponsorship or Email Marketing formats, to Samplings. IFE Wireless Solutions are flourishing, and so is Immfly’s year on year revenue, which has increased up to 400%.

“We are thrilled to include partners such as American Express on our advertiser portfolio. The inflight digital advertising industry is growing YoY at a 3 digits speed, which opens great perspective for the future” asserts Samuel Gombervaux, Chief Revenue Officer at Immfly and former Head of Advertising at Google. “Our Immfly platform enables digital advertising interaction where and when others can’t reach. It’s a moment when our audience is relaxed and receptive: during their flight”.

Immfly’s willingness to work with advertising brands also involves Small & Medium Businesses. The latter have the opportunity to promote their services in the platform’s digital travel guides, prospectively attracting new potential customers and enabling passengers to discover high quality experiences when they reach their destination.

According to Jimmy M. von Korff, co-founder of Immfly, “The IFE industry is evolving towards smarter digital services that add value to the passenger’s experience, and as airlines seek to enhance it, they must also identify innovative ways to increase revenue. Via Performance Marketing and Platform Sponsorship, we aim to cover these two needs since we provide airlines with a strong ancillary tool while still enhancing the passenger’s travel experience and ultimately benefiting brands and other third parties”.

Recently shortlisted finalist for the Crystal Cabin Awards and operative since the 16th of January in its first long haul flights, Immfly, branded as XL Cloud, has already welcomed more than 30.000 new users flying onboard XL’s A-330 fleet

Barcelona, Spain | February 13, 2017– “Connect to XL CLoud and Kiss Boredom Goodbye” – that’s how the new XL entertainment platform is introduced to its passengers. Since beginnings of 2017, Paris-based XL Airways is upgrading the inflight experience with Immfly’s wireless platform, available on routes to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the US. Passengers that fly with XL Cloud can access the platform using their personal electronic devices via the app – available to download for free prior to the flight – or web. Once in the platform, they can browse through a large selection of movies, TV Shows, newsfeeds, magazines, kids channels and travel guides, among others. The frequently renewed catalogue, which is available in English and French, includes free content and a Premium offer, available for 9.95€ per flight, or for 15€ when renting an ipad Mini onboard provided by a third company.

XL Airways is the first airline to launch Immfly’s entertainment digital solution on long haul flights.“The platform’ scalability played a major role in the decision process, it’s the power of the Cloud”, says Vincent Tomasoni, XL’s Product Marketing Manager. “Offering XL Cloud marks the completion of a major project destined to improve customer experience through breakthrough technologies. We chose Immfly’s pioneering solution as a key player to help us make this possible and reach the milestone of becoming the First French airline to offer streaming entertainment”.

Pablo Linz, cofounder of the Spanish based company, Immfly, stated that “Making our product ready for long- distance aircraft has encouraged a significant growth opportunity for our product. We are now exposed to a higher volume of passengers who have an average of 10 hours to enjoy our content, and as part of our ambition to continuously improve the passenger experience, we have developed new product features such as a games channel and an onboard chat. Certainly, the user metrics collected until now reaffirm the success of the project”.

Immfly, which will be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and attending the Crystal Cabin Awards Ceremony, continues to get closer to its objective of becoming the travel industry’s favourite on-board monetization partner, reaching 100 million connected passengers by 2018.

 

  • The industry leader in wireless in-flight platforms since 2014 in Europe, Immfly, is already providing airlines a game changer autonomous system in the rapidly growing In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity market

Barcelona, Spain | November 24, 2016– Pioneering the IFE-C Market in Europe since its launch with Iberia Express two years ago, Immfly, owning an STC for A320 and A330 aircraft, offers airlines a unique solution ready to be installed in just one night. Its unprecedented system, currently operational on three airlines, consists of one server, several WAPs and one switch in the cockpit, and proves to autonomously upgrade and download the content and the software every time the aircraft lands. The company, having achieved an industry first with its technological approach, steadily responds to the market demands and sustains its position as the industry’s prefered wireless solution in Europe.

“One of the key reasons that brought us to partner with Immfly was its unique operations management value proposition, which leaves the airline a margin of any manoeuvre” states Ricard Falomir, CIO from Iberia Express. “Upon landing the system automatically connects to the Cloud to download passenger data and process payment transactions. With Immfly onboard we just have to make sure that the hardware is on, the rest is successfully managed either by their operations team or by the system itself”.

Moreover, Immfly substantiates that connectivity is just around the corner. “According to how the market is taking shape, we propose airlines a flexible 2 step approach with no operational disruption: First Wireless IFE and then Wireless IFE & Connectivity” says Alfredo Ibáñez, CTO of the Barcelona based company, Immfly. “Given that our product is compatible with most connectivity operators and integrators, adding a connectivity system to an Immfly equipped aircraft involves a seamless integration with significant cost benefits and technological synergies”.

  • The European leader focused on revenue services, eCommerce onboard and Newsfeed, Immfly, lands on its first Apex Award, and is finalist for the Best In-Flight Connectivity Innovation

APEX EXPO, Singapore | October 25, 2016– Being its first time participating in the Awards, Immfly’s wireless solution received double recognition during the ceremony held at the 2016 APEX Expo in Singapore. Selected by a number of industry professionals, the Spanish company was announced finalist for the Best In-Flight Connectivity Innovation category, and additionally won The Newcomer of the Year Award, designed to recognize a unique achievement successfully implemented in the past year.

This year, with more than 100 qualified entries, the Apex Awards program expanded from two to eight categories to embrace the high number of competitive submissions. A panel of industry peers judged entries and selected those airlines and / or vendor partners that had recently launched an innovative and brand new product or service. Immfly’s digital solution, which is the only one in Europe that offers tailored, quality, content-rich platforms specialised in revenue optimisation, was recognized as one of those products. Moreover, this Award comes on the heels of a year of milestones, new airline partnerships, and opened maritime market.

“We are delighted about having received two recognitions at once since it sets our solution as a game-changer on both a national and an international scale, shining a spotlight on what differentiates us from the competition” states Jimmy M. von Korff, co-founder of the Spanish company, who was present at the ceremony and collected the price. “Moreover, it has an exclusive motivational effect on the team and our partners, as it recognizes their hard work and celebrate success”.
The Barcelona based company is currently at the 4-day premier event in Singapore, meeting regional and global airlines to discuss the latest strategies and technology in the air travel industry, committed to elevating the airline passenger experience, and getting closer to their objective of becoming the travel industry’s favorite on-board monetization partner, reaching 100 million connected passengers by 2018.

Barcelona, Spain | July 12, 2016– Iberia Express, which entered into partnership with Immfly in 2014, was the first airline to offer this innovative wireless service on board their short and medium haul flights. Now, two years later, the companies have announced that their partnership has gone one step further by launching a new product identity under one unified brand, Club Express Onboard’. Taking advantage that now the solution is accessible in the full fleet, the product offers new features and fully integrated into the airline’s travellers’ club.

Javier Hernández Racionero, Head of Marketing and eCommerce at Iberia Express, says that “with Club Express Onboard we seek to consolidate and differentiate Iberia Express’ travel brand and to further integrate the inflight entertainment experience in line with our travellers’ club. Our aim is to offer a greater consistency to the overall user experience and making it easier to access all the services that the airline has to offer”.

“We have launched Club Express Onboard to better adapt to the airline strategy, making it accessible for free in Iberia Express’ entire fleet via any electronic device” states Pablo Linz, co-founder of the Barcelona based company, Immfly. “This new product offers a wider selection of content, including movies in English and Spanish and many other audiovisual channels, ensuring we deliver the best on board service to their passengers”.

  • Immfly, the first profitable in-flight digital platform in Europe performing in Iberia Express full fleet, and currently installing in Volotea’s A-319, enters the long-haul market on board XL’s A330 fleet

Barcelona, Spain | June 15, 2016– From October on, XL Airways, the French airline operating flights mainly to long-haul destinations, will install Immfly’s on board solution in their Airbus A330 fleet, serving the carriers daily flights to North America, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Being fully operational by December 2016, this is the first time that the digital platform will be accessible in long – haul aircraft, branded as XL Cloud.

“We are impatient to propose this new service to our passengers”, says Laurent Magnin, CEO of XL Airways. “Entertainment is an essential part of the inflight experience. XL Cloud is a response to this expectation and is completely in line with our concept of travel personalization”. Jimmy M. von Korff, co-founder of Immfly, also welcomed the news “we are delighted to be partnering with XL Airways, which represents our first long-haul project and the opportunity to perform in a new environment, where passengers have an average of 8 hours to enjoy entertainment content and discover more insights about their destination.

Passengers that meet Immfly can use their personal mobile devices to access an onboard Wi-Fi network. Once connected, they are able to enjoy a wide variety of content from newsfeeds and magazines to documentaries, kids channels, music and sports videos. The frequently renewed catalog (on each flight for the press) will include free content and a premium offering, available for a fee. In-between programs, passengers will be able to follow the progress of the flight and learn more, not only about their destination but also the areas they fly over. French and English destination guides will be available for download.

“The XL Airways’ A-330 need to include up to 6 wireless access points in order to cover the higher density of connected users and to allow all travellers to connect simultaneously”, says Alfredo Ibáñez, CTO at Immfly. “Making our product ready for long- distance aircraft is a new challenge that will encourage a significant growth opportunity for our product.”

Moreover, this new step brings the Barcelona based company, Immfly, closer to their objective of becoming the travel industry’s favorite on-board monetization partner, reaching 100 million connected passengers by 2018.

Immfly is leading the development of on-board digital platforms within Europe, helping airlines to strengthen their customer loyalty by increasing their “Net Promoter Scores” amongst passengers and encouraging the creation of new ancillary revenues through the sponsorship and e-commerce available on the platform.