Air India selects Thales’ AVANT Up In-Flight entertainment

Air India, India’s leading global airline with the largest international network in the
country and the most non-stop routes connecting India with global destinations, has
selected Thales’ AVANT Up inflight entertainment (IFE) solution. With Thales’ AVANT
Up, Air India will deliver engaging and memorable guest experiences.
Thales will upgrade and retrofit Air India’s current fleet of 40 Boeing 777’s and 787’s with its stateof-the-art AVANT Up system, starting in 2024 and continuing through 2025. Additionally, Thales
will install AVANT Up IFE on Air India’s 11 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft with deliveries to
commence in 2025. Thales is proud to build on the enduring relationship with Air India to support
the airline’s transformation in redefining the passenger entertainment experience.
AVANT Up offers tremendous possibilities for integrating a wide range of services and
applications, such as an interactive 3D map and immersive route-based programming. Thales’
Select User Interface (UI) enhances passenger engagement enabling guests to enjoy the most
intuitive user experience to navigate across the rich catalog of entertainment.
Thales’ AVANT Up features Optiq, 4K QLED HDR displays designed to provide the best viewing
experience in the air with unrivalled picture quality. Optiq features in-screen USB-A and USB-C high speed charging ports and is the only display with two Bluetooth connections and built-in WiFi. With Optiq passengers can pair their wireless headphone or other devices to the display while
also charging their phones and laptops so they can arrive at their destination recharged and
“At Thales, we are very proud to deepen our long standing partnership with Air India. We are
committed to support the airline’s transformation by delivering state-of-the-art AVANT Up
technologies that transcend the ordinary to offer Air India’s customers with world-class inflight
experiences celebrating the vibrant culture and colours of India.” Yannick Assouad, Executive
Vice-President Avionics, Thales
“India is the fastest growing aviation market in the world, with huge potential for further growth.
This sets the stage for airlines to elevate overall flying experience of passengers. We are pleased
to support Air India in achieving the ambition of providing superior customer experience with our
advanced AVANT Up inflight entertainment.” Ashish Saraf, VP and Country Director for
India, Thales.
“Air India is committed to providing a world-class travel experience to its passengers. Partnering
with Thales for its top-of-the-class AVANT Up inflight entertainment systems is a step in the
direction of our transformation programme. This latest inflight entertainment technology will allow
us to stay at the forefront of aviation technology and will help us provide our passengers with a
unique onboard entertainment system.” Rajesh Dogra, Chief Customer Experience Officer,
Air India.


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