FlightView Soars to New Heights with Elite Android App
The Ultimate Flight Tracking App Makes Holiday Travel Easier
BOSTON, MA (November 22, 2010) - Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season, FlightView, the most accurate, actionable and affordable flight tracking app on the mobile market, announced today the availability of FlightView Elite - a fully powered, feature-enhanced version of FlightView's customer-favorite travel app for the Android.
Downloaded by more than 144,000 Android users since July, FlightView has become the go-to flight tracking application for business and leisure travelers alike. The already feature-rich app - that powers travelers to track flight details in real-time, plan for delays with the industry's most advanced delay map, and call the airline directly to re-book flights - is now even richer. FlightView's new Elite version comes loaded with several enhancements, including:
- Flight Boards. Just as if they were standing in the airport, Android users can now view and sort through arriving and departing flights for all of the top U.S. and Canadian airports - on their mobile phone.
- Directions to the Airport. FlightView Elite makes it easy for on-the-go Android users to quickly view airport locations on a map and obtain turn-by-turn driving directions from their current location - all within the app.
- Weather Forecasts. Android users can now check the seven-day forecast for their destination - weather details are available for over 900 airports around the world.
"The holiday travel season is always hectic," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "Whether you're flying for work or leisure - or picking up friends from the airport, having actionable travel information in the palm of your hand can make it much easier. Our new Android app - FlightView Elite - provides instant access to important flight information - when and where you need it."
Available for only $3.99, FlightView Elite provides Android users with the high level of functionality and affordability they have come to expect. FlightView's first Android app - available for free with advertisements or for $.99 without ads - quickly became the most popular, user-intuitive and reliable flight tracking app on the Android market.
Easing Holiday Travel One App at a Time
Regardless of which smartphone you use, FlightView offers high-performance travel apps to meet all of your holiday travel needs. Along with FlightView Elite for the Android, FlightView offers flight-tracking apps for the Blackberry, Palm and the iPhone.
FlightView's iPhone app - the first flight tracking app to offer customized calendar integration on the iPhone - will be enhanced with an Elite version in the coming days.
For information on purchasing flight tracking apps for mobile devices, including Android, please visit www.flightview.com.
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.
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