China Airlines brings in new W-IFE on Boeing 737-800 fleet


Taiwan-based China Airlines is introducing the new Fantasy Sky Wireless Entertainment System for its Boeing 737-800 fleet as part of its strategy to move towards a digital cabin ecosystem and services.

The system is being provided by Immfly, which has worked with China Airlines  to make the W-IFE platform a consistent experience with those on other aircraft in the airline’s fleet, with the IFE content on its B737-800 regional routes mirroring that on its long-haul intercontinental flights.

Passengers can use the Fantasy Sky Wireless Entertainment System to connect their personal smartphones or tablets to connect to the aircraft’s internet network. Logging into the network provides access to free video-on-demand services, from Hollywood blockbuster movies, to Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese films, or popular music. Passengers can also browse inflight publications such as the airline’s Dynasty magazine and Sky Boutique Duty-Free Shopping (helping the airline move to a digital and paperless cabin), or use the interactive interface to check flight information and status in real-time.

“The partnership comes at a time when passengers are looking to be part of a digital environment for a better flight experience. With Immfly we want to be at the forefront of this change and we are able to take the necessary steps for a digital and sustainable inflight solution,” said Jeremy Chang, VP of the corporate development office of China Airlines.

“This partnership marks our first move in the Asian region and brings W-IFE for the first time in Taiwan with China Airlines. Immfly and China Airlines are both committed towards a digital and sustainable cabin and this partnership is a proof of the commitment,” added Maria Cardenal, general manager of Immfly.

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