September 23, 2015 – Italian airline Neos will soon offer its passengers IFE via the wireless BoardConnect infotainment system. The IFE platform from Lufthansa Systems enables passengers to access information, entertainment and services on their own devices, by connecting to a wi-fi network through an app on their own tablets or smartphones. The two companies recently signed a five-year contract for the solution, which also includes a shop and a moving map with points of interest.
Neos is the official airline of the Italian tourism company Alpitour, which usually flies with passengers who have booked trips through different travel providers. BoardConnect makes it possible to offer these passenger groups different content. Neos also operates full charter flights and can now provide these customers with a special service: in addition to the existing entertainment program offered through BoardConnect, additional content relating to the travel destination or the company organizing the charter flight, for example, can now be included in the system at short notice.
BoardConnect will initially be installed in the three Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in the Neos fleet. The agreement covers BoardConnect itself as well as additional certification regarding the extended functionalities of the IFE system.