Hans Airways, the UK’s newest start up airline has signed a Letter of Intent with Moment to equip its newly delivered Airbus A330 (MSN 950) aircraft with the Flymingo inflight entertainment solution.
10th October 2022 – Moment, a French company specialising in digital services for the air transport industry, is pleased to announce its selection by Hans Airways, the UK’s newest start up carrier, to supply its portable IFE system for onboard entertainment. Moment’s Flymingo box will be fitted aboard its first Airbus A330-200 ahead of the company’s revenue operations*
Hans Airways is a privately-owned UK start-up, originally founded in October 2019. It is a hybrid, long-haul model which intends to operate from the UK’s Birmingham Airport to India, initially serving the Indian diaspora’s needs in Europe – then moving on to North America. Hans Airways is a community airline, focused on a customer-centric and value for money ethos.
Through the portable W-IFE solution Flymingo Box, Hans Airways’ passengers will be able to connect with a variety of premium content, including films, TV shows, infotainment or games streamed directly from passengers’ own devices. Flymingo presents a compact and powerful server. 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.
Hans Airways is progressing with its plans to commence scheduled services later this year. Its aircraft feature a cabin layout of 275 economy and 24 premium economy seats.
Hans Airways, headed by Chairman and CEO Satnam Saini, is focusing on the passenger experience, including onboard catering and entertainment. The company evaluated several providers to identify the best solution for its needs before determining Moment.
Hans Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Martin Dunn highlighted: “Flymingo Box technology will enable passengers to access intuitively and immediately a range of digital services during their journey. We will also promote our loyalty program, FlyHAPEEI, on the passenger portal.”
“We are excited to contribute to the creation of the passenger experience aboard Hans Airways’ aircraft,” said Dieudonné Kamaté, Business Development Director at Moment. “Flymingo Box is a cost-effective solution which adapts perfectly to all airlines, regardless of fleet size, and which easily brings digital services on board. As a leading inflight entertainment solution, we are sensitive to our customers’ needs, striving to help them build an unforgettable and differentiating experience with unmatched performance.”
*Hans Airways’ first A330 arrived in the UK in July 2022 and successfully operated a proving flight at the end of August – the precursor to securing its UK Air Operator’s Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority.
About Hans Airways
Hans Airways is the UK’s newest hybrid, long-haul airline venture, blending value for money fares with a quality inflight service offering. Hans Airways will offer two classes of cabins: Economy class (called « Anand »), with a 31-inch seat pitch and 274 seats, and Premium Economy (called « Anand Plus »), offering a 56″ pitch and 24 seats. It will offer high- quality complimentary inflight entertainment and catering as standard.
A loyalty program is planned. To be known as FlyHAPEEI (Hans Airways Passengers Environment Education Initiative), it will reward passengers with all the regular benefits of a frequent flyer program and with a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility, create opportunities to donate to children’s educational charities in India or conservation and water preservation projects.
Hans Airways’ senior management has identified a high demand for regular secondary city air links between the UK and India, drawing on its CEO’s considerable experience instigating a series of charter flights for Monarch Airlines and FlyJet. It intends to have a close working relationship with travel agencies and travel management companies.
Hans Airways submitted its UK AOC application in March 2020, following extensive discussions with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Department for Transport.
Hans Airways’ management team ( Board of Directors; Leadership Team ) share an extensive experience in the commercial aviation industry and a deep understanding of the needs of its core focus market. Financial support for the airline has come, inter alia, from the Indian community in the UK (see Investor Relations ).
About Moment :
Moment provides entertainment, e-commerce and connectivity services for the travel industry. Our wide array of solutions is deployed globally across transport and hospitality companies leveraging technology to elevate customer and crew experience, reaching 120 million passengers a year worldwide on airplanes, trains and boats.
Since 2013, Moment has been famous for developing open-innovation projects while building long-lasting client relationships. Today global operators and carriers like LOT Polish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines or Air Cairo rely on the agile mindset and innovation of Moment.