Moment, a French tech company specialised in entertainment and passenger experience solutions for the travel industry, has been selected by Air Senegal to install its In-Flight Entertainment system (W-IFE), the Flymingo Box, aboard the airline’s fleet.
The Flymingo Box server embarks state-of-art technology that allows aircraft passengers to connect to a local cloud and access streaming content and digital services directly from the browser of their connected devices (smartphone, tablet or pc). The Flymingo Box is a hybrid solution, available in battery or aircraft-powered version, that can store a catalogue of 10,000 hours of content and to broadcast it simultaneously to 100 passengers onboard, a distinguishing feature for airlines.
Air Senegal operates its flights from Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar and serves 19 routes including domestic and regional destinations, as well as four European destinations, including Paris, Marseille and Barcelona.
After studying several solutions specialised in the digitisation of passenger entertainment, Air Senegal chose The Flymingo Box, the W-IFE solution developed by Moment and already adopted by international customers. Air Senegal strongly believe that the Flymingo box is remarkable for its fundamental characteristics, such as easy battery change, effortless installation in the aircraft, as well as dynamic content updates.
Named “CFI Most Promising Regional Airline” in 2018, the Senegalese airline now seeks to accelerate its development, by focusing particularly on new routes expansion, the acquisition of new aircraft and the integration of innovative onboard solutions to develop its commercial offering and optimise the passenger experience of its current fleet.
“We are thrilled to be working with Air Senegal and to promote their growth by introducing a new unique and personalized digital passenger experience”, explains Tanguy Morel, CEO of Moment. “As Air Senegal contributes to the expansion of African aviation, we are proud to provide a high-end in-flight entertainment solution like the Flymingo Box that establish the quality of travel offered by the airline”.
“As Air Senegal was looking to strengthen its commercial strategy in both the leisure and business travel segments, we needed to develop advanced on-board services,” said Mamadou Ba, Executive Director Performance of Air Senegal. “Moment has proven to have strong capabilities to help us in building digital services and accelerating our growth. With the Flymingo Box, we found a compact and powerful solution that is easy to deploy. Its unique functionalities enable us to offer customers traveling on our medium-haul flights a reliable entertainment service with an appealing catalogue of content.”.
This contract reinforces Moment’s customer portfolio as the company is working on adapting its solutions to new health measures and passenger needs.
About Air Senegal:
Founded in 2016, Air Senegal, the national state-owned airline operates from Dakar Blaise-Diagne International Airport. On July 31, 2019, Air Senegal obtained its TCO (Third Country Operator) authorization issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which allows a non-European company to perform flights in Europe independently.
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, reaching 120 million passengers a year worldwide on airplanes, trains and boats.
Since 2013, Moment has been famous for developing open-innovation projects while building long-lasting client relationships. Today global operators and carriers like LOT Polish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines or Air Cairo rely on the agile mindset and innovation of Moment.
Featured image credited to Air Senegal