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Press Release: Global Eagle and Lonely Planet ink deal to put travel destination guides at passengers’ fingertips

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueGlobal Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“GEE”) (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry, today announced a new content agreement with leading travel publisher Lonely Planet to add dozens of insightful destination travel guides and travel tip booklets to GEE’s inflight entertainment (IFE) platform serving airlines across the globe.

Airline passengers will have access to more than 30 of Lonely Planet’s Pocket guides from around the world, including popular tourist destinations such as Beijing, Dubai, Las Vegas, Paris, Rome and many more. Airlines will be able to purchase the Pocket guides for in-seat and wireless entertainment systems. The partnership brings together Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publishers with over 130 million books printed in 13 languages, with GEE’s industry knowledge and IFE solutions on flights around the world.

“This new partnership between Lonely Planet and Global Eagle Entertainment offers up an exciting opportunity for airlines to enhance their overall experience for passengers, who can now brush up on the sights and attractions awaiting them at the end of their flight,” explained Alexis Steinman, Senior Vice President of Digital Media Solutions for GEE. “These Lonely Planet travel destination guides will be accessible on airline inflight entertainment systems and on passengers’ own devices served by GEE. It is must-have content for airlines dedicated to a great passenger experience.”

“It is a great opportunity for Lonely Planet to be able to offer our travel expertise where and when it’s needed most – at the fingertips of air travelers on the go – via the global reach of GEE’s inflight entertainment service,” said Tom Hall, Editorial Director, Lonely Planet. “Our Pocket guides are ideal for travelers looking for a snapshot of destination highlights as well as vital information on how to make the most of their trip. Now easier to access and enjoy than ever before aboard GEE’s IFE lineup.”

Global Eagle Entertainment delivers 500,000 content titles in 50 languages to more than 150 airlines worldwide every year, positioning GEE as the go-to inflight content provider to the airline and travel industry.

About Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveler community and printed over 130 million books in 13 different languages to almost every destination on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook collection, 10 international magazines and an award-winning website. Visit them at www.lonelyplanet.com, and join them on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet and #lp) and Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet).

About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of in-flight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving more than 200 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at: www.geemedia.com.

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