GEE Wins Best Wireless IFE System at Aircraft Interiors Show

GEE and Partner Airlines Also Recognized for Multiple Awards at the UK's HMG Aerospace Fourth Annual Aviation Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2016 (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, won the award for innovation in a wireless IFE system at the HMG Inflight Magazine Awards which took place during the Aircraft Interiors Middle East show in Dubai in February.

GEE’s Airtime was recognized as the Best Wireless IFE system for a carrier. The system, a turn-key solution for airlines, offers a fully customizable wireless inflight entertainment experience delivered directly to passengers' preferred devices. Airtime is operating on nearly 700 aircraft worldwide, supercharging the inflight experience of 40+ million passengers annually.

In addition, Global Eagle was also accredited for multiple awards granted to airline partners. Partners include Etihad Airways for Best Airline IFEC provider for the Middle East, flydubai as Airline of the Year for service and innovation, and Qatar Airways - ORYX ONE for Middle East Content Innovation.

"Serving airlines in the Middle East by delivering the right content, innovation including inflight communications, and creativity continues to be a key priority for Global Eagle," said Wale Adepoju, Chief Commercial Officer. “Seeing our partners acknowledged for providing the best passenger experience endorses further success with this growing market.”

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:

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