Star Alliance goes mobile with iPhone app
· Flight Status – real time flight status updates with departure and arrivals information and map view
· Flight Schedule Search – search for flights right across the Star Alliance member airline network
· Airport Information – comprehensive information including maps
· Lounges – location and facilities of the more than 970 lounges which eligible Star Alliance customers can access across the globe
· City Guides – where to stay, eat, drink, shop, etc.
Commenting on the launch of this new app, Christopher Korenke, Vice President Commercial at Star Alliance, said: “The use of mobile technologies is today essential in improving the travel experience for customers. With the rising number of travellers using smartphones, accessing important travel information on the go is essential. With the Star Alliance Navigator we now take the first step in providing what our customers want from us in the field of mobile information.”
The app is Star Alliance’s first on the iPhone and is currently available in English as a free download from www.staralliance.com/en/services/apps/iphone/ (http://www.staralliance.com/en/services/apps/iphone/) or from the Apple App store. Further language versions and operating systems are due to be released in the foreseeable future.For further information please contact:
Star Alliance Press Office
Tel: +49 69 96375 183
Fax: +49 69 96375 683
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. AirIndia, Avianca-TACA, Copa Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries.