Emirates launches iPhone app with mobile boarding passes and push notifications

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Emirates’ new app for iPhone includes mobile boarding passes, push notifications, a seat selection tool and access to Emirates Skywards accounts.

Emirates has launched its long-awaited app for iPhone following the success of its iPad app, which was launched earlier this year. Among the key features is the ability to check-in via iPhone and download boarding passes directly to Passbook.

Passengers can also choose to receive push notifications via the app with information and updates on check-in, boarding, gate changes, seat selection and baggage reclaim belt numbers. First and Business Class travellers can also book their complimentary chauffeur drive service via the app, and frequent flyers can register for Emirates Skywards membership, manage their account and use their Miles to pay for flights and upgrades.

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand, Emirates commented: “There is no doubt that our customers increasingly want to use their mobile devices and tablets to book and manage their travel. The Emirates App has been designed to address their needs, and make it easier and more convenient to interact with Emirates via their mobile devices.

“iPhone represents the majority of the mobile traffic to our websites, and therefore we have launched on iOS first. Work is underway for an Android version, even as we continue to look at new features for our iPad and iPhone apps.”

The release of the iPhone app follows the recent launch of a new custom-designed mobile app for staff at Dubai International Airport, which Emirates developed alongside Samsung and Etisalat. The Journey Manager application gives the carrier’s managers and supervisors access to real-time information, including the status of inbound and outbound flights, while they can use Samsung Note 4 devices to scan passengers’ boarding passes so they can tell them which gate they will be departing from.