Inflight Dublin has been selected by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) to provide its end-to-end wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) solution, Everhub.
The multi-year deal sees Inflight Dublin initially equipping 15 of UIA’s aircraft with its DO-160G certified Everhub portable wireless server. The Everhub software platform will be accessible to UIA’s passengers through Inflight Dublin’s advanced passenger web application. The accompanying content package consists of Hollywood blockbusters, popular TV shows and Inflight Dublin’s revenue-generating games platform, Gladi8tor Gaming. Advertising will also play a key role in creating new revenue streams for UIA.
Underpinning Everhub’s services is a bespoke data analytics platform, Insights, where performance reports will be generated, reviewed and utilised to optimise services moving forward.
Ukraine International Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of Ukraine. With its main hub in Kyiv, it operates flights to over 8 domestic and 33 international destinations.
“We are excited to work with Inflight Dublin on leveraging their advertising and analytics platform to generate revenue and gain insights into our passengers’ preferences onboard,” said Oleksandr Gerekhanov , UIA’s head of technologies & departure control system dept.
“Everhub encompasses everything we need for a wireless IFE solution – hardware, software, content and ancillary revenue services. With all elements provided by one supplier it will result in impressive cost-savings and operational efficiencies. We have full trust that Inflight Dublin will guide us through our debut into the wireless IFE space and we look forward to providing an enjoyable, touch-free experience to our passengers.”
Barry Flynn, Inflight Dublin’s CCO, said: “It gives us great pride to announce this partnership with UIA and to be working with such a strong and prominent airline in the industry. Everhub is resonating with the airline market as a cost-effective solution to entertain passengers while simultaneously generate significant revenues. The initial rollout is only the beginning of this exciting partnership and we are eager to leverage the unlimited potential of Everhub with UIA over the coming years.”