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Air Nigeria is First African Carrier to Offer the iPad 3 After IFE Services Tie-up PR Newswire KNUTSFORD, England, June 18, 2012 KNUTSFORD, England, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight entertainment provider to supply movies and TV shows across African airline's portable and digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services announced today that it has been selected by Air Nigeria as its in- flight entertainment (IFE) provider. The agreement covers the provision of entertainment content across the airline's fleet of A330s. Passengers in business class will be offered a complimentary iPad 3 on which to enjoy Nigerian, classic and latest release Hollywood movies as well as a broad selection of comedy, lifestyle, drama and kids TV shows. Air Nigeria is the first African carrier to offer the iPad 3 to passengers as an in-flight entertainment solution. In economy class, passengers can enjoy latest release Hollywood movies and a selection of TV shows on the airplanes' digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services is also producing a new animated safety film for the airline. "It's been a pleasure working with Air Nigeria on its fresh new IFE offering," said Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. "The iPad is a great portable solution that we know passengers will love to use whilst airborne. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with this innovative, growing airline to help provide them with the best possible passenger experience.

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Air Nigeria is First African Carrier to Offer the
iPad 3 After IFE Services Tie-up
PR Newswire
KNUTSFORD, England, June 18, 2012
KNUTSFORD
,
England
,
June 18, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
In-flight entertainment provider to supply movies and TV shows across African
airline's portable and digital mainscreen systems.
IFE Services announced today that it has been selected by Air Nigeria as its in-
flight entertainment (IFE) provider.
The agreement covers the provision of entertainment content across the
airline's fleet of A330s. Passengers in business class will be offered a
complimentary iPad 3 on which to enjoy Nigerian, classic and latest release
Hollywood movies as well as a broad selection of comedy, lifestyle, drama and
kids TV shows. Air
Nigeria
is the first African carrier to offer the iPad 3 to
passengers as an in-flight entertainment solution.
In economy class, passengers can enjoy latest release
Hollywood
movies and a
selection of TV shows on the airplanes' digital mainscreen systems. IFE Services
is also producing a new animated safety film for the airline.
"It's been a pleasure working with Air Nigeria on its fresh new IFE offering," said
Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. "The iPad is a great portable solution that
we know passengers will love to use whilst airborne. We look forward to a long
and productive relationship with this innovative, growing airline to help provide
them with the best possible passenger experience."
"We are pleased to offer our passengers this unique product to ensure they are
relaxed and enjoy first class entertainment on our flights, using state-of-the-art
technology," said Kinfe Kahssaye, CEO of Air Nigeria. "We have always been at
the forefront of introducing innovative products for the comfort of our
passengers and the content provided by IFE Services for the iPads is such that it
will add style to our customers' travel pattern."
For more information about Air Nigeria visit: http://www.myairnigeria.com
For more information about IFE Services visit: http://www.ifeservices.com
About Air Nigeria
Air Nigeria Development Limited, trading as Air Nigeria, is
Nigeria's
private
sector flag carrier established in 2004 as Virgin Nigeria. The airline which
started as Virgin Nigeria was acquired in 2010 by the NICON Group owned by
Barr. Jimoh Ibrahim (OFR). Upon acquisition of the airline, Barr. Ibrahim
initiated a 2-year turn-around to position it on the path of growth and
profitability. Having concluded the turn-around phase, the airline is currently
implementing a growth strategy and has since commenced flights to
London
with
Johannesburg
to follow suit on the 1
st
of
July 2012
. Plans are also
underway to launch operations to
Paris
and
Rome
using Airbus A330 aircraft.
Air
Nigeria
operates domestic and regional flights and its operations cut across
10 countries in the West and Central African region. From its operational base
at the Murtala Mohammed Airport,
Lagos
, Air Nigeria currently operates to
Owerri,
Port Harcourt
,
Abuja
, Kano, Enugu and Sokoto on the domestic routes
while it also operates to
Brazzaville
,
Accra
, Douala,
Dakar
,
Monrovia
, Cotonou,
Banjul
,
Libreville
,
Abidjan
,
Sao Tome and Principe
with further plans to extend
services to more African destinations as well as
Europe
,
Asia
and America.
Air
Nigeria
has functional code-share partnerships with Delta Airlines and Kenya
Airways that permit it to put its code on both airlines to seamlessly connect
passengers on the wider network reach of these partners.
The airline is 100% e-ticketing compliant across its network and is listed on the
IOSA Directory following its successful completion of the intensive IATA
Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) which now places it on a par with the best
airlines in the world having shown its commitment and dedication to airline
safety standards.
About IFE Services
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the
airline industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong
commitment to customer service and investment in the latest systems and
technologies.
IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a
first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include movies, TV
programmes, audio, sleep and relaxation applications, safety and destination
films, portable entertainment systems, onboard publications and AVOD
technical support and management.
IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of 50 airlines and cruise
ship operators. The company's headquarters are in
Cheshire, UK
with regional
offices located in
Madrid
,
Singapore
,
Johannesburg
,
Santiago
and
Irvine,
California
.
IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment
Group.
Press contact
Adrian Lambert
Head of Marketing
IFE Services Ltd
Haig Road
Parkgate Industrial Estate
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 8DX
UK
Tel: +44(0)1565-752-793
Email: adrian.lambert@ifeservices.com