Summer Travel: FlightView Launches Version 2.0 of iPhone Travel App
New upgrade enables notifications for all users and features the new function 'Where's My Plane?', for unmatched visibility into flight status
BOSTON, July 31, 2012 - Just as summer travel is in full swing, FlightView, the leading creator of mobile solutions for airports, airlines and travelers, has launched FlightView 2.0 for the iPhone. The newest version of the market's top flight-tracking app will offer travelers and the individuals picking them up even more details surrounding the status and aircraft of their flight.
FlightView 2.0 comes loaded with 'Where's My Plane?' - a new functionality that offers users unparalleled transparency into the inbound aircraft for a particular flight. This feature, the first ever for third-party mobile flight-tracking apps, enables travelers to see exactly where their flight's inbound plane is located so they can more accurately anticipate boarding and take-off times. If the selected aircraft has flown other flights in the previous two days, users can view each route sequentially for historical reference and insight into on-time performance. 'Where's My Plane?' is available for a number of flights including those on United Airlines, Virgin America, West Jet, JetBlue, and British Air.
Travel notifications and airport directions - which were previously available only in FlightView Elite - now extend to FlightView and FlightView Free mobile app users in version 2.0. The notifications push critical day-of-travel information, including updates on delays, cancellations and terminal and gate locations, directly to a user's iPhone, creating a more informed airport visit for travelers and those coordinating curbside pickup.
Downloaded by more than 600,000 users, FlightView's iPhone app powers users to track flights in real-time, manage trips, and account for nationwide airport delays. Additional new features in FlightView's latest upgrade include:
- Twitter integration for easier sharing of flight details with friends and family.
- A new flight status category - "Expected" - to eliminate traveler confusion over international flights with limited data available.
"The summer travel season is hectic, and we want our users to have as much actionable day-of-travel information as possible," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "By enabling travelers to view an inbound aircraft's route visually on their iPhones and extending real-time updates to all users, our customers can take back control of their travel plans - instead of having to rely on sporadic status updates from airline agents."
Available in Free, 99 cent and Elite versions, FlightView's mobile apps have already been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. The Elite version is the most powerful app of the group, offering users flight tracking and trip planning with departure and arrival flight boards and weather forecasts. Backed by 30 years of flight tracking experience, FlightView also offers apps for the Android, BlackBerry and Palm. For more information on FlightView mobile apps, visit 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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