Emirates Airline has finally launched its iPhone app on iOS. The
airline’s customers possessing iPhones will now be able to check-in as
well as download their boarding passes directly on their phones.
The Emirates App for iPhone can now be procured from the App Store. The
app will be prominently featuring push notifications for check-in,
baggage belt numbers, gate changes and flight boarding. The customers
will receive their boarding passes on their Passbook.
The app has other features as well. This includes chauffeur drive
alerts, managing Emirates Skywards accounts, selecting meals and seats,
and ability to book flights. The app will store the customer’s credit
card information, personal flight details, and service and product
information. The app will also allow customers to view these details
even when offline.
Boutros Boutros, Emirates Airline’s Divisional Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications, Marketing and Branding, said that the mobile
app has first been launched on the iOS platform because most of the
mobile traffic to its website in through iPhone users.
He also stated that work on an Android version is also currently
underway, while simultaneously exploring new features for the airline’s
iPhone and iPad app.
The introduction of Emirates App for iPhone follows the earlier launch of a similar Emirates App for iPad early this year.
According to the airline, the new mobile app will be beneficial for
frequent flyers as they would be able to manage all their bookings and
keep track of all their future trips as well.