Flexiroam in deal to distribute 6mil ConnectSIM inflight to MAS international passengers
By Digital News Asia December 12, 2018
- Collaboration to have significant impact on Flexiroam's global subscribers, user base
- Will provide Flexiroam access to millions of global international travellers
FLEXIROAM Limited, the global data solution provider, announced that it has entered into a Strategic Airlines Collaboration Agreement with Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) for the inflight distribution of up to a total of six million of Flexiroam's ConnectSIM to MAS international passengers through the 2019 calendar year commencing Jan 1.
ConnectSIM, Flexiroam's communications tool, comprises Flexiroam products that can be utilised by customers in a variety of ways, including in the form of Flexiroam's X-microchip, SIM card or e-SIM, preloaded with data which can be used globally.
Managing director of Flexiroam, Jef Ong (pic) states "This partnership represents our first inflight distribution collaboration with a global airline. New products within our development pipeline such as eSIM and inflight data access will fit well with this partnership and similar ones to come."
The agreement with MAS will see the distribution of Flexiroam's ConnectSIM to travellers headed to and from the following international flight destinations: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
MAS' main operating hub is in Kuala Lumpur, and it code-shares with OneWorld members such as American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways (including its affiliate Cathay Dragon), Finaair, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and Sri Lanka Airlines. MAS code-share partners that are not part of the OneWorld include its subsidiary Firefly, Air Mauritius, Bangkok Airways, China Southern Airlines, Egyptair, Etihad, Garuda Gulf Air, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways.
MAS is one of a few airlines worldwide given a five-star rating by Skytrax, and has been awarded for having the World's Best Cabin Staff. Flexiroam is excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the world's premier airlines.
The significant customer base of MAS, combined with the wide range of code-sharing partners that MAS has, will provide Flexiroam access to millions of global international travellers.
This strategic collaboration with MAS is expected to have a significant impact on the number of Flexiroam's global subscribers and user base. Currently Flexiroam has a total of 170,000 subscribers and the six million ConnectSIM to be distributed will provide an important platform to significantly expand the Company's subscriber and user base.
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