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Press Release: Moment provides wireless IFE solution aboard Air Cairo

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueMoment announces a partnership with Air Cairo, amongst the largest hybrid and scheduled operation carriers in Egypt. The airline’s fleet will be equipped with the Flymingo box, Moment’s Wireless In-Flight Entertainment system, to elevate passenger experience and contribute to enhanced comfort in the cabin.

Established in 2003 and based in Cairo, the airline operates seven aircraft (Airbus A320-200 aircraft and Airbus A320ceo & neo aircraft) and has already contracted to add three more aircraft by the end of the year 2021. It is planning to reach 19 aircraft by the end of 2024.

Affiliated with EGYPTAIR, the national carrier and second largest airline on the continent, Air Cairo’s growth strategy includes the opening of new routes to West Africa, East Europe, Middle east, and Europe.

The airline has selected Moment to support its ambition with a cutting-edge digital entertainment service designed to enhance the customer experience while providing new opportunities to generate ancillary revenues in-flight. For Air Cairo, it was essential to offer a personalized digital traveler experience as an increasing number of passengers bring their smartphones or tablets aboard.

The capacity to provide a global IFE service was a determining factor for Air Cairo. “We were on the lookout for a full-service IFE company that could support us in all aspects from provisioning the hardware, to creating an engaging IFE portal and sourcing a variety of content,” said Mr. Hussein Sherif, Chairman & CEO at Air Cairo.

With a capacity of 100 simultaneous streaming sessions, Moment’s Flymingo Box met Air Cairo expectations as the company was searching for both a powerful and compact W-IFE device. The seamless, multi-DRM and browser-based platform gives passengers the opportunity to choose entertainment programs from an international and Arabic catalogue of films, documentaries or podcasts.

“We came to Moment to push the boundaries of what’s possible when using digital technology in an offline environment,” added Mr. Hussein Sherif. “The Flymingo Box has a number of attributes that other typical systems do not have. It’s a genuine enterprise system that supports our organization’s safety, access controls and scalability requirements.”

“We are pleased to strengthen Air Cairo’s customer offering by providing the airline with an unparalleled entertainment service. This partnership is also a big step for Moment as we enter the African and Middle East aviation market,” said Tanguy Morel, Moment CEO.

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About Moment

Moment provides entertainment, e-commerce, and connectivity services for the travel industry.  Our wide array of solutions is deployed globally across transport and hospitality companies leveraging technology to elevate customer and crew experience.

Since 2013, Moment has been famous for developing open-innovation projects while building long-lasting client relationships. Today global operators and carriers like Air France, Surinam Airways or Air Belgium rely on the agile mindset and innovation of Moment. www.moment.tech

About Air Cairo

Air Cairo is a Hybrid airline based in Cairo, Egypt.

The airline is the low fare affiliate of EGYTPAIR which operates scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan in the middle east, and inclusive tour flights to Egypt from Europe.

Its main base is Cairo International Airport with the company head office in the Sheraton Heliopolis Zone.

The airline was established in 2003. It is owned by EGYPTAIR (60%), the National Bank of Egypt and 360 degrees investment. www.aircairo.com

Featured image credited to Air Cairo