May 20, 2015 – Media and connectivity provider, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), has been selected by Avianca Holdings to provide the IFE service onboard its subsidiary airlines.
Through this long-term agreement, GEE will provide a variety of international and regional IFE, including movies, TV programming and audio, to Avianca’s fleet of more than 168 aircraft. The agreement will also be extended to provide content services on the more than 33 A320neo aircraft that the airlines recently committed on order from Airbus. In addition, GEE will also provide content technical services to the airlines.
Amir Samnani, SVP of content at GEE stated, “Latin America is an important market for GEE, as it is one of the fastest growing regions in the world [currently, GEE provides IFE content and software solutions to over a dozen airlines in the Latin American market]. Our agreement with Avianca highlights our commitment to meeting the needs of our global customers through our regional presence and expertise.”
Avianca’s CEO, Fabio Villegas, added, “The alliance with GEE will allow Avianca travelers to enjoy a new onboard experience, with a wide offer of high-quality content that will make our flights much more enjoyable.”