Iberia and airberlin are the latest airlines to embrace wearable technology, announcing that they will offer smartwatch boarding passes for Samsung and Pebble devices respectively. Read full article »
easyJet has added push notifications to its iPhone app, allowing customers to opt-in to be proactively informed of information relating to check-in and flight status updates. Read full article »
Leeds Bradford Airport is making use of the real-time capabilities of Twitter by proactively notifying passengers of flight and gate updates via direct messages.
The vast majority of passengers want to be able to use their smartphone to manage flight disruptions, receive real-time updates and search for fares, according to SITA’s ‘Smart Thinking’ study.
Emirates has launched a new iPad app, which allows passengers to book and manage their flights, download their boarding pass and read up on over 130 destinations. Read full article »
Finavia’s Joni Sundelin tells FTE about the 2020 development plan for Helsinki Airport and explains why he expects mobile technology to revolutionise passenger processing. Read full article »
Spanish carrier Vueling has embraced wearable technology and has partnered with Sony to offer a smartwatch-based boarding pass on the Smartwatch 2.
SITA Lab has released a white paper exploring the use of beacon technology in the airport environment, highlighting the pros and cons, and calling for a common use solution.
Iberia and Samsung have signed an agreement to utilise Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for mobile-based boarding passes, access control and payments.
The new Frankfurt Airport App 2.0 has been launched and features pre-travel tips, location-specific offers and automatic flight and gate updates.