Cobalt Air Bluebox in-flight entertainment goes live

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 24, 2018 14:40

Cobalt Air Bluebox in-flight entertainment goes live

Cobalt Air, Cyprus’ expanding airline, has fitted in-flight entertainment (IFE) across its Airbus A319 and A320 fleet via portable wireless IFE platform, Bluebox Wow.  Cabin crew training was completed last week in readiness for the system to go live this week, across Cobalt’s route network.

Bluebox Wow, from Bluebox Aviation Systems in Scotland, delivers wireless media content streamed to passengers’ own devices – including phones, laptops, and tablets.

Cobalt passengers can enjoy Movies and TV shows, with music, games and magazines to follow later, all accessed simply through a web browser.

Cobalt Air has specified three Bluebox Wow boxes per aircraft, which are secured in overhead lockers, ensuring that every passenger can access IFE content throughout their flight.

Bluebox Wow is a discrete, portable, lunchbox-sized unit.  Each box’s single, swappable rechargeable battery can deliver up to 15 hours of streamed video content.

“We are very pleased to be offering inflight entertainment on board our flights now,  just ahead of the peak summer and family holidays,” said Cobalt Air CEO Andrew Madar.  “From the outset we were clear that we didn’t want to have any disruption to our extremely busy fleet that a fitted system would incur.  This solution from Bluebox was ideal for us – affordable and excellent quality – just like us.   All our cabin crew have to do is turn it on and swap batteries when required.   Families always travel with multiple devices so we are making sure that every passenger can access our movies and tv shows.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed May 24, 2018 14:40