SkyTeam Launches iPhone App for Passengers
Passengers can access useful and updated travel information 'on the go'
Amsterdam, 17 January 2011 - SkyTeam has officially launched an innovative new mobile offering to all passengers traveling with any of its thirteen member airlines.
The SkyTeam iPhone App contains a variety of highly useful features for today’s traveler, including worldwide airline flight schedules, flight status, weather information with seven-day forecasts, notifications to users of updates and changes, an airport locator and important contact phone numbers. The eSkyGuide also provides the ability to look up flight schedules in Flight Mode when internet access is disabled.
"The SkyTeam App confirms SkyTeam’s ongoing commitment to accelerating product and service developments to meet our global travelers' need for seamless travel", says Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam's Vice President Sales and Marketing. "It helps our customers get to where they need to be by providing useful and updated travel information from our members."
The SkyTeam app for the iPhone and iPad is available for free on the iTunes App Store. Blackberry and Android users will have access to the App within the next two months.
For more information:
SkyTeam Corporate Communications
T: +31 (0)20 333 3064
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers over 420 lounges worldwide. The thirteen members are: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 385 million annual passengers a worldwide system of over 12,500 daily flights to 898 destinations in 169 countries. www.skyteam.com
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Additional description of features below
Schedules from all SkyTeam Member Airlines are available at a glance
Builds connections dynamically & displays the most efficient flight options
Detailed information on meals, equipment information for each flight
Allows for flexible display options by 1-day or 7-day look-ups, or by number of flight legs with advanced search options to fine-tune lookups.
Displays flight status of SkyTeam Member Airlines
Provides flight status updates and changes
Displays gate and baggage carousel information
Displays weather information at all major U.S. and international airports
Provides 7-day forecasts
Find the nearest airport to where you want to go, or from where you are. Look up the nearest airport to a beach, landmark, Wonder of the World or just your client's office
Airports listed and plotted by distance
List which SkyTeam members serve the airports for enhanced planning
Link your selected airport to Flight lookups
Provides reservations numbers of SkyTeam Member Airlines
Uses "tap to call" for convenient access to travel providers
Links to the latest news from SkyTeam
Link to SkyTeam’s Facebook page
Personalize the SkyTeam iPhone application by selecting different backgrounds.