Etihad Regional partners with Panasonic for IFE systems


Above: Passengers on Etihad Regional’s Saab 2000s will soon be able to enjoy IFE. Photograph by ISORauscht

January 15, 2016 – Etihad Regional, the new European brand operated by Swiss regional carrier, Darwin Airline, has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to offer hand-held IFE systems on its fleet of seven 50-seat Saab 2000s and four 68-seat ATR 72-500s.

A trial phase will begin in early 2016, with portable electronic devices loaded with IFE content available on multiple routes across the Etihad Regional network serving several destinations in Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain.

Maurizio Merlo, CEO of Etihad Regional, said that this agreement was an “important step forward for Etihad Regional in its mission to provide industry-leading levels of product and service onboard”.

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