|[October 26, 2004]
North American Airlines to Offer digEplayer On New Routes; New Oakland, CA routes to Hawaii
TACOMA, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 26, 2004 -- APS of Tacoma WA announced today North American Airlines will be purchasing the digEplayer 5500(TM) for its new Oakland (CA) flights to Hawaii. The digEplayer will start service in November 2004 with flights from Oakland to Hawaii and will be for rent to North American's passengers for $10 per flight.
The digEplayer 5500(TM) is the world's first completely self contained, portable in-flight entertainment system developed for the airlines. Using the latest technology the digEplayer 5500(TM) offers superior audio and video quality for movies, music and customized programming for the airlines.
Steve Harfst the Chief Operating Officer of North American Airlines, said, "North American Airlines is excited about the opportunity to provide our customers with the latest in in-flight entertainment technology." He continued, "With the digEplayer, North American will offer our customers access to the latest personal Video on Demand (VOD) technology with current Hollywood movies, TV shows, music videos and customized programming. The digEplayer will enhance North American's reputation for excellent customer service."
"North American Airlines came to us because the digEplayer offers a choice of entertainment for the passengers," said Bill Boyer, Chairman and Founder of APS. He continued, "we also believe that because the digEplayer is portable and not embedded into the planes, the fuel savings for North American will be immeasurable."
About North American Airlines
North American Airlines is a fully certified, United States Flag Air Carrier offering exceptional air transportation services throughout the world. North American Airlines focuses on "niche" markets, where our high product quality and excellent passenger service provides value to our customers. North American's trademark of excellent service earns us the reputation as "America's Greatest Little Airline" with every flight we operate. Whether operating for our valued tour operators, sports teams, business incentive trips or campaigns for the U.S. Presidency, North American excels in providing premium customer service.
APS is a privately held company based in Tacoma, Wash., which specializes in innovative technology for the airline industry. The digEplayer 5500 (TM) is an example of the industry- changing products developed by APS as the company looks into the future of the transportation and leisure industries.
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