FlightView Helps Travelers Avoid Repeat of Last Year's February Air Traffic Catastrophe


Is there anything worse than being stranded at the airport? It feels like only yesterday that last year's Valentine's Day ice storm crippled Northeast air traffic, stranding thousands of passengers - in some cases, for days.

And it's no better in 2008: Whether it's weather, mechanical breakdowns or crew scheduling, the delays are multiplying.

This season, travelers can get a true read on what's happening in the air, with www.flightview.com - and make smarter decisions about when to head to the airport - or rebook their flight.

"It's ugly out there," said Michael Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "Planes are jammed, and at peak travel times - like February school vacation - rebooking is like winning the lottery."

FlightView tracks more than 80,000 flights nationwide - every day. Its site is becoming the preferred resource for travelers looking for reliable up-to-the-minute information. In December, 2007, traffic reached an all time high with close to 4 million visitors. Travelers can search flights by airline, flight number and city, and access automatic flight status updates, with real-time weather conditions, updated air traffic, arrival and delay data and the latest FAA and ground advisories.

FlightView, the industry's leading provider of accurate and actionable real-time information, powers real-time travel information for more than 200 airports, including Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Its information powers updates on some of the most trafficked websites including USAToday, Expedia, Travelocity and ask.com.

"Information is the true Passengers' Bill of Rights," said Benjamin. "Save the adventures for vacation."

About FlightView

FlightView is the recognized provider of the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industries. FlightView's Dispatch and FVXML products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service with actionable real-time information. FlightView's information displays can be seen at airport terminals and on the Web sites of the largest major airports, airline and travel companies. FlightView's software services and solutions are relied upon by the US government, the world's largest airlines, airports, aviation and travel professionals, ground transportation companies and news outlets. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, FlightView has more than 20 years of experience in building and supporting mission critical systems for the FAA and the Volpe Center. To access real-time flight information online, visit FlightView Flight Tracker or FlightView Mobile Flight Tracker.

FlightView Contact:

Katherine Wellman
VP of Marketing
(617) 787-4200

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