Etihad Selects Global Eagle Entertainment's Content Services Subsidiary IFP to Provide World Class Inflight Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) announced today that its subsidiary IFP has entered into a multi-year agreement with Etihad Airways to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) content programming across its entire fleet, as well as to its partner airlines Air Serbia and Air Seychelles.

Starting this quarter, IFP will provide a rich and varied program of regional and international content including popular movies, TV shows and audio programming to support the airline's world-renowned guest experience.

"We're thrilled to have been selected by Etihad Airways for its content services," added Walé Adepoju, Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions for Global Eagle Entertainment. "Etihad represents the epitome of sophisticated flying, and we look forward to enhancing their guests' experience through an IFE offering which showcases our expertise and commitment to providing outstanding content products and services."

"As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and one of the world's leading premium airlines, Etihad Airways prides itself in providing a superior guest experience which is evocative of our brand," explained Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad Airways. "Exceptional entertainment is an integral part of our leading onboard product, and IFP's compelling content offering and proficient delivery support will make them an outstanding partner for us."

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 103 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 98 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 220 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is seeking regulatory approval to invest in Swiss-based regional carrier Darwin Airline. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of entertainment media, technologies and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines and the millions of passengers they serve with a wide range of inflight solutions, including Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, games and infotainment applications, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. 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 are located in Marina Del Rey, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com

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