LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), announced today that it has been selected by Indonesia's flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) content to its passengers.
Recently awarded "World Best Economy Class" by SkyTrax and "Best in Region: Asia & Australasia" by the APEX Awards, Garuda Indonesia continues to evolve its business and deliver continuous and better service improvements to passengers as part of the company's "Quantum Leap 2011-2015" program.
"Our content offering needs to be as diverse and dynamic as the passengers we serve each day," said Faik Fahmi, EVP Service of Garuda Indonesia. "We selected Global Eagle due to their very broad programming, original productions and games offering, as well as their overall leadership position in the IFE sector. We believe Global Eagle Entertainment is the best resourced partner to future proof our IFE investment over the next five years through the introduction of innovative programming and new ways to enhance the passenger experience."
Global Eagle will provide Garuda Indonesia with movies from studios in Hollywood, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. In addition, the content package will feature television programming, music, streaming radio, games and original productions that include destination films, safety films and entertainment guides. Content will be provided via the audio video on-demand (AVOD) seat-back systems on their wide-bodied aircraft.
"Garuda Indonesia is on an impressive trajectory in terms of both the size of their network and the number of services they offer their passengers," said Andy McEwan, SVP Content for Global Eagle Entertainment. "We are certainly pleased to be a part of their growth story by helping to deliver an extraordinary entertainment experience for their passengers."
Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. Headquartered in Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia Groups operates 139 aircraft and serves 44 domestic and 20 international destinations. With three service hubs in Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia has received numerous awards for safety and service in the past two years.
About Global Eagle Entertainment
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide service provider of entertainment media, technologies and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through its combined content, distribution and technology platforms, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines and the millions of travelers they serve with the industry's most complete offering of inflight entertainment content and connectivity solutions. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters is located in Marina Del Rey, California, with offices and teams located in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com
About Garuda Indonesia
Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects more than 64 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With more than 550 daily flights and a fleet of 140 aircraft, Garuda Indonesia proudly serves our passengers with the award-winning "Garuda Indonesia Experience" service, which highlights the best of Indonesia's rich diverse culture and Indonesia's warm hospitality.
The airline continuously strives - through its ongoing transformation program - to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky – with an average of 5 years, which should grow to around 194 aircraft by 2015. On 5 March 2014, Garuda Indonesia joined SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
For further information, please log on to www.garuda-indonesia.com, follow @IndonesiaGaruda on Twitter or like our Facebook page at PT.GarudaIndonesia.
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