PARIS, February 2 2018,
In-flight concessionaire DUTYFLY is developing its digital services in partnership with high-tech entertainment provider SKYLIGHTS, by adding immersive in-flight entertainment (IFE) to its range of services. The addition of SkyLights’ Cinematic VR solution aims to expand the current Duty Free and Buy on Board services DUTYFLY provides to its customers.
"Since 2016, we have successfully built up, step by step, the operational and logistical processes to allow us to provide an in-flight entertainment service in line with our requirement level," says Mr Abi Jaber, Dutyfly Director of Operations.
DUTYFLY now offers airlines an all-in-one subscription solution that allows them to implement this innovative new type of entertainment from one day to the next without the capital expenditure and lead time associated with more traditional forms of IFE. With the solution airlines can offer a premium cinematic experience onboard thanks to recent advancements in Cinematic VR technology.
Since 2015, SKYLIGHTS have been pioneering the inflight use case of VR technology by bringing to market headsets that transport passengers to their own private movie theater where they can enjoy preloaded 2D, 3D and 180/360° films and series on the equivalent of a wide-angle cinema screen. Complementing SkyLights’ headsets, software and licensed content, DUTYFLY provides a complete end-to-end service, which includes implementation, cleaning, logistics, loading and collection.
“We have been working very closely with DUTYFLY on our current deployments for over a year now. Over this time we have been able to combine our expertise and fine-tune various elements of the solution to maximise the value we deliver to airlines and their passengers,” said Rateb Zaouk, SkyLights’ Head of Operations.
This innovative customer experience has already been implemented by DUTYFLY on board XL Airways and Corsair flights, and it is being developed for Air France/Joon. It is also being made available to several of its other airline clients.