Turkish Airlines has set the bar high once again. This airline, was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth year and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive year. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey.
As though these awards were not enough, this airline has now called on Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), a market-leading media and connectivity provider to the travel industry and has signed an agreement with them to supply Technical Content Services across its entire fleet of 250+ aircrafts.
The service that GEE will render, includes data management, media encoding and metadata provision to support the airlines inflight entertainment programming. Technical Content Services play a vital role in airlines, as they enable multiple types of content and data to be uploaded seamlessly, in a variety of languages and formats, to an airlines IFE system.
This airline, established in 1933 has come a long way, with a fleet of five aircrafts initially. to now be sitting on over 250 aircrafts. Being the first airline in the world for the number of countries and international destinations reached is the national flag carrier of Turkey and operates services to over 260 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, making it the fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations.
“We’re proud to provide Turkish Airlines with our market-leading Technical Content Services,” said Amir Samnani, SVP of Content at GEE. “Turkish Airlines has over 20 different IFE systems, requiring a complex and precise approach to its technical content provision. We’re delighted to support the airline’s award-winning inflight services through our facilities and services.”
GEE’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services includes WiFi, movies, television, music, as well as wireless entertainment and digital media solutions. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, GEE delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives.
We can safely say, not in so many words, that Turkish Airlines has just been pimped by GEE and passengers can now look forward to even better travel experiences.