FlightView Makes Mobile Debut
Travelers Now Have Free, Accurate, and Actionable Flight Information in the Palm of their Hands
BOSTON (October 21, 2008) - Travelers have new control over their travel plans thanks to a new free offering http://mobile.flightview.com/ from FlightView®, the trusted resource for accurate and actionable flight information. FlightView now delivers the information travelers need to make more informed decisions related to arrivals, departures and connections customized for smart phones, PDAs and other handhelds that are a traveler's lifeline.
With delays, surcharges and inconvenience being the norm in air travel today, FlightView's mobile application empowers travelers with the information they need to make well-informed and immediate choices. From checking flights while on-the-go to knowing they can make a connection in the next terminal, FlightView Mobile provides peace of mind for the harried traveler.
"Our number one goal is to continue to find ways to make air travel less difficult for both the casual and savvy traveler," said Michael Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "With more than 80 percent of the public relying on some sort of mobile device, we're very pleased to be putting the information they need in their hands - literally."
FlightView Mobile provides an easy-to-read and highly intuitive format. Users simply log on to flightview.com and enter an airline code and flight number or a route and within seconds the information they need appears on the screen in a format specifically designed for the mobile device. Users get:
- An accurate display of up-to-the-minute information on the flight's status - whether it's in-air, scheduled, landed, delayed or cancelled.
- The ability to quickly see a flight's current location while enroute on a map. The flight tracking map centers the aircraft's flight path, making it easier to view.
- A translucent radar weather overlay which shows the impact that weather may have on a flight's arrival or departure time.
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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