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GMR Hyderabad International Airport Becomes first Airport in India to introduce Entertainment-on-Demand service for Passengers
3 February, 2016

- The innovative service empowers the passengers to download movies within a span of 3 minutes at the terminal

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) launched an innovative and personalized on-demand entertainment service at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, today, offering passengers the freedom to download movies in a span of 3 minutes. With this RGIA has become the first airport in India to offer passengers the freedom to download a wide range of blockbuster movies, TV shows and videos at the terminal at hyper fast speeds without needing any internet or data connection. This service has been made available in partnership with Fropcorn, a travel entertainment venture, for passengers at RGIA. The entertainment WiFi hotspot is currently available at the security hold area of the domestic terminal, which shall soon be extended to other parts of the airport.

Fropcorn’s superior WiFi-enabled media servers create a secure hotspot that allows passengers to download a complete movie within 3 minutes. This can be done by downloading Fropcorn App from Google Play Store. Flyers can connect their devices to the Airport Movie WiFi available at the terminal and download the movies via the Fropcorn App. Once downloaded, the movies can be viewed at leisure during the flight duration. The content catalogue includes 100s of high quality movies across multiple genres and languages.

Commenting on the launch of this service, Mr. SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “At GHIAL, we strive to offer our flyers a stress free and enjoyable journey experience. We understand entertainment is a great way to keep them engaged on the flight journey as they have limited or no entertainment options. With Fropcorn entertainment hotspot, we now extend the GHIAL experience even beyond the airport premises and ensure our flyers have a great time throughout the journey. We expect this to be a wow experience for both the flyers and the airlines and shall further augment Hyderabad airport's status as a preferred Gateway for South & Central India.”

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Kartik Bansal, Co-Founder & CTO, Fropcorn, said, “We have been working closely with the GHIAL team to ensure our technology and the content catalogue meets the demands of the new age traveller. We are extremely excited to launch this service in partnership with GHIAL and will be releasing multiple product features and engaging content to keep the service exciting for the airport passengers.”

Apart from innovative entertainment services, RGIA also offers a wide range of retail brands and F&B outlets for the passengers to indulge in. The RGIA commercial Non-aero has a wide range of retail brands and F&B concessionaires in both domestic and international. All these offering ensure that passengers’ stay at the terminal is ever more engaging and enjoyable. The current retail layout has been innovatively designed keeping in mind the comfortable movement of passengers while they can explore the retail opportunities. GHIAL keeps on adding new innovative means to engage and entertain the passengers in terms of experience. Also, the airport keeps on organizing festivals and seasonal promotions on regular basis which is appreciated by passengers at large.