UK start-up long-haul carrier Hans Airways has selected French firm Moment to provide portable in-flight entertainment for passengers.

The airline has taken delivery of an Airbus A330-200 and says it has signed a letter of intent to equip the twinjet with the Flymingo Box entertainment system.

Flymingo Box is a compact wireless server, which can be aircraft- or battery-powered.

It will be fitted on the A330 ahead of Hans Airways’ commencing revenue services, intended later this year.

Passengers will be able to connect to a “variety of premium content”, says Moment, including films, television programmes, and games streamed through passengers’ own electronic devices.

“As an autonomous solution, Flymingo Box adapts to non-connected environments and does not require any additional connectivity, operating with its own wi-fi network,” it adds.


Source: Moment

With the Flymingo server installed, passengers can access content through personal devices

Hans Airways aims to operate services from Birmingham to destinations in India, before expanding to North American routes. Its initial A330 will have a 299-seat two-class layout including 24 premium-economy seats.

“Flymingo Box technology will enable passengers to access intuitively and immediately a range of digital services during their journey,” says chief commercial officer Martin Dunn, adding that Hans will also promote its loyalty scheme through the portal.