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Global Eagle Entertainment Signs Strategic EFB and Cockpit Integration Deals With Two Airlines

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., (Nasdaq:ENT) (“GEE”) a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry, today announced strategic electronic flight bag (EFB) solution deals to help a pair of low-cost, leisure airlines improve operational efficiencies by putting mission-critical flight data at the fingertips of pilots and operations crews.

Two airlines, Edelweiss Airlines and Pegasus Airlines, serving leisure destinations around the world have signed agreements with GEE for EFB solutions, certifications and a smooth migration path to connected aircraft. Airlines are boosting operational productivity and the overall passenger experience by replacing their pilots’ cumbersome flight bags carrying stacks of paper-based flight documents with GEE’s Navaero tablet-based EFB solutions.

Edelweiss Airlines, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline serving 40 holiday destinations in 28 countries, is deploying its cockpit integration and EFB capabilities over iPad tablets. The Istanbul-based low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, which operates a fleet of 66 aircraft on scheduled routes to 103 domestic and international destinations throughout Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, the CIS countries, the Middle East and North Africa, is utilizing the Panasonic Toughpad and a new Navaero solution that enables multiple simultaneous tablet connections in the cockpit.

The agreement with Edelweiss Airlines represents an extension of a strategic agreement between Navaero and the LH Group, which has already deployed GEE’s EFB solution across the fleet of Austrian Airlines. Pegasus Airlines made the move to GEE and the Navaero EFB platform because of its superior technical and certification capabilities for the airline’s A320 fleet deployment.

“The unique flexibility built into the design of our EFB and connected aircraft solutions is enabling Edelweiss, Pegasus and other innovative airlines around the world to tap the power of GEE’s operations solutions and certification portfolio,” explained Simone Giordano, president of Navaero, a GEE company. “The Navaero EFB platform represents a gateway to exciting new opportunities and capabilities that airlines are increasingly relying on to achieve their business goals and lead the way to unprecedented efficiencies.”

About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of in-flight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving more than 200 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 Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at: www.geemedia.com.

About Pegasus Airlines (www.flypgs.com)

Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier offers its guests affordable, on-time flights with a young fleet under the auspices of its low-cost model. Pegasus Airlines flies scheduled services to 33 destinations in Turkey and 70 locations across the rest of the world, with a total network of 103 destinations in 40 countries. Due to its continuous expansion, Pegasus was named “The Fastest Growing Airline” of Europe’s major scheduled airlines in terms of seat capacity for 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG).

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Jenelle Benoit Director, Marketing & Communications +1 310-321-6612 pr@geemedia.com Kevin Trosian Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations +1 310-740-8624 Investor.relations@geemedia.com

Source:Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.