Global Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (W-IFE) Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Trends, Applications, and Growth Forecast to 2027
Global Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (W-IFE) Market Overview
In the wireless in-flight (W-IFE) entertainment, some airlines provide passengers to link their phones or tablets to the airline's onboard server through Wi-Fi provided by the telecom carrier. Whereas, some airlines offer entertainment apps for phones, tablets, or laptops before flights. Passengers can explore a wide range of free entertainment such as TV shows, movies, music, and more for unlimited hours and download them, and then by switching the device to flight mode on board can access entertainment on their devices till the destination arrives.
The airline industry is enhancing the travel experience for tech-savvy passengers by increasing the onboard connectivity through wireless in-flight entertainment by complementing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era. This provides airlines with an opportunity to serve the passengers with a customized experience through abundant multi-media content, regional as well as local. Passengers can surf cached content and play online games, make hotel reservations, chat online with other passengers, and much more.
A growing number of connected devices as there is an increase in the number of passengers who travels with one or more connected devices and enriching passenger experience are some of the major factors that are expected to drive the global wireless in-flight entertainment market. Over 70 percent of onboard passengers use their personal devices for entertainment such as playing games, reading or watching movies, and listening to music.
This trend is expected to grow as millennials are engaged more on laptops, smartphones, or tablets for watching shows or movies and even playing games than on TVs. In addition to the increasing number of airline passengers and new technological upgrades in inflight entertainment is the certain another driving factor in wireless in-flight entertainment. some of the other factors include lowered airline costs and increasing tourists, as well as business tours, which are anticipated to drive the growth of the market in the near future.
The global wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) market report has been segmented on the basis of aircraft type, fitment type, technology, and region. On the basis of aircraft type, the market is segmented into narrow-body, wide-body, and regional jets. Among all the segments, the narrow-body segment dominates the global market due to the rise in short-haul flights which require narrow-body aircraft.
On the basis of fitment type, the market is segmented into retrofit and line fit. Among all the fitment types, retrofit dominates the global wireless in-flight entertainment market. On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into Air to Ground (ATG), Ku-Band, L-Band, and Ka-Band. On the basis of region, the global wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
Currently, the market in North America dominates the global wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) market in terms of revenue. The market in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East is projected to witness the highest CAGR owing to the large number of operational hubs located in the region.
Global Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (W-IFE) Market Segmentation:
Global wireless in-flight entertainment (WI-IFE) market segmentation by aircraft type:
- Narrow Body
- Wide Body
- Regional Jet
Global wireless in-flight entertainment (WI-IFE) market segmentation by fitment type:
- Line Fit
Global wireless in-flight entertainment (WI-IFE) market segmentation by technology:
- Air to Ground (ATG)
Global wireless in-flight entertainment (WI-IFE) market segmentation by region:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Attribute Report Details Market Size Ask For Market Size Growth Rate Ask For Growth Rate Key Companies Ask For Companies Report Coverage Revenue analysis, Competitive landscape, Key company analysis, Market Trends, Key segments, Distribution Channel, Market Dynamics, COVID-19 Impact Analysis and more… Historical Data Period 2015-2020 Base Year 2022 Forecast Period 2022-2031 Region Scope North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa Country Scope United States, Canada and Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy, China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa Revenue in US$ Mn
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- Gogo Inc.
- Lufthansa Systems GmbH
- Thales Group S.A.
- Panasonic Avionics
- Viasat Inc.
- Zodiac Aerospace SA
- Rockwell Collins Inc.
- Honeywell International Inc.
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