Turkish Airlines launches wireless in-flight entertainment system

Turkish Airlines has introduced the domestic production of its "Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System," making the flag carrier of Turkey the first to use the system that was entirely developed by Turkish engineers in partnership with Turkish Technic Inc., and Turkish software and systems company Havelsan.

“We continuously strive to make our passengers’ entire journey more enjoyable with our passenger satisfaction focused approach," M. Ilker Ayci, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, said, calling the roll-out, "A very important step for the development of Turkish Civil Aviation.”

Turkish Airlines A320
Photo provided by Turkish Airlines

The system, called AVOD, will first be installed on the airline's 44 narrow body aircraft that do not have seatback screens. The addition of that system will help increase the proportion of Turkish Airlines’ fleet with in-flight entertainment systems (AVOD) to 95 percent, according to an airline statement.

Once their flight has passed an altitude of 10,000 feet, passengers will be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network on their personal electronic devices and view media content specifically designed for the system. Offerings will include more than 250 films, 700 TV shows, 2,000 music albums, and 19,000 songs, as well as other media content.

App for iPads, iPhones and Android devices

Passengers can access the system via their laptops and a Google Chrome browser. Alternatively, the system can be used on iPhones, iPads and Android devices after downloading the Turkish Airline application named "Wi-Fi Entertainment." Passengers who want to use those devices will need to download the app before boarding their flight.

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