Los Angeles, USA | September 25, 2018–Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. [NASDAQ: ENT] today announced that it is bringing global destination recommendations to passengers’ finger tips inflight with trusted content from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor – without the need for internet access or a seatback screen.

The new service is called “Air Cities” and is available through Global Eagle’s award-winning Airtime inflight platform, which wirelessly streams content and other services directly to passengers in flight. Jet Airways of India is the first customer for wireless Air Cities.

“Every passenger wants the world at his or her fingertips, and Global Eagle is constantly seeking innovative products to satisfy the rising demand for unique content on board,” said Global Eagle CEO Josh Marks.

Global Eagle’s Air Cities service provides destination guides that are curated from content supplied by TripAdvisor. This includes points of interest within specific categories, such as Accommodation, restaurants, and experiences Passengers will see locations that are top-rated by global travelers, photos, and reviews. No internet connection will be needed to view the content.

“Air Cities is part of an expansive product offering for airlines to offer passengers,” said Marks. “Global Eagle offers the leading movie, TV, music and gaming content in the industry, as well as flight tracking, education and other options, with advertising and sponsorship opportunities that generate revenue.”

August 2014– WOI, an industry leader in innovative In-flight technology, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, recently partnered to develop a unique travel application for in-flight entertainment systems.

Through the partnership, TripAdvisor’s Destination Guides will be available on wireless, embedded and portable in-flight entertainment systems of leading airlines, across the Android, HTML and Linux operating systems.

Now travellers will be able to research on their trip while they are en route to their destinations. In addition, WOI’s update process will enable airlines to keep TripAdvisor content up to date so travellers will have access to the latest reviews and opinions on accommodations, restaurants and attractions in over 140,000 destinations around the world.

WOI’s Rishad Banatwalla, Senior Manager, Marketing said, “WOI is very proud to be working alongside TripAdvisor to help airlines push the envelope of their in-flight entertainment systems with this unique offering.”

TripAdvisor’s Andreas Behrens, Director of Mobile Partnerships, APAC, said, “We are excited about this opportunity to make TripAdvisor’s rich travel content available on in-flight entertainment systems through WOI, enabling travellers around the world to find the best hotel, restaurant or activity, even while they are in the air.”

With over 17 years of experience in the IFE domain, WOI is an industry leader in Interactive Software Development, Graphic User Interface (GUI) Design, Systems Integration, Games and Content Development and Services. The Company has established a very strong track record, having designed and developed IFE software for over 60 airlines worldwide, and delivered games and applications for over 35 airlines.

Hamburg, Germany | April 10, 2013– Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC), today announced the latest enhancement to its Global Communications Service – the eCommerce Partnership Program.

“The eCommerce Partnership Program leverages the broadband connectivity available from Panasonic’s Global Communications Suite to transform passengers’ personal devices into business platforms that help drive ancillary revenue for airlines,” said Scott Scheer, Director of eXTV and Ancillary Services for Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “It also offers 3rd party business partners the opportunity to engage a captive audience on board aircraft flying all over the globe.”

The program can be pre-integrated into an in-flight Wi-Fi portal, and is available without obligation for Panasonics’ Global Communications Service customers. There are currently three vendors who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to participate in the program.

TripAdvisor®, who has been long perceived as the hub of travel information and research, will provide a streamlined version of its site to passengers with content that can be airline or route driven. Passengers will have access to up-to-date information such as points of interest, location details, photographs, menus, user reviews and special offers — everything about where to stay, where to eat, and what to see.

Also participating in the Panasonic’s eCommerce Partnership Program is GuestLogix™, who is already a partner with Panasonic for payment processing infrastructure. The company will offer its OnTouch™ product portfolio, which includes transportation booking, event tickets, shopping catalogs and concierge services.

In addition, Choose Digital will provide an online marketplace with digital goods such as ebooks, audiobooks and music. Airlines will be able to customize the content categories and offer items for as little as $1.00 USD for purchase. Browsing through the catalog, passengers will find the latest titles and albums available, and be able to listen to sample snippets of audio content before making a purchase.

Panasonic will continue to work with prospective partners to expand this program and offer airlines a wide variety of eCommerce options.

Added Scheer, “It’s really a win-win-win scenario. Passengers will have access to a large library of exciting content, destination services and more, third party vendors will be able to market their unique products and services to a captive audience, and airlines will benefit from ancillary revenue and enhanced, relevant commerce and service offerings for their passengers.”