FlightView Brings Real-Time Flight Tracking to BlackBerry
Perfect Holiday Gift for Users On-the-Go
BOSTON, MA (Dec. 15, 2009) - Just in time for the 2009 holiday gift giving season, FlightView today announces the immediate availability of its real-time flight information app for BlackBerry devices. The new application helps users plan, monitor and make informed decisions about travel plans.
With the application for BlackBerry, FlightView expands its footprint in the hot mobile applications market. FlightView offers full-featured apps for leading smart phones as well as free flight tracking on its mobile site putting information most wanted by travelers right where they need it - in the palm of their hand.
FlightView brings together information that air travelers and their friends and family need, aggregating real-time flight data and current weather conditions into one simple view, allowing them to save and quickly revisit flights for updates. The app costs $4.99 and can be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.
In addition to flight tracking, the BlackBerry app makes travel easier by allowing users to:
- Plan for delays, immediately: Flight status updates are integrated with BlackBerry alerts-as soon as a plane is more than 15 minutes late, a notification will be pushed to the user, even when the app is closed.
- Weather the storm: An attractive map shows the plane en route and a radar weather overlay so users can anticipate any weather-related delays.
- Effortlessly manage travel: FlightView integrates scheduled flights with BlackBerry's calendar, updating gate, arrival, and departure information in real-time-while preventing double booking.
- Capture all the details: The easy-to-read notes feature lets travelers record important details of their trip, like reservation numbers, phone numbers and points of interest.
- See the big picture: Frequent fliers can keep their eyes on trouble spots with an airport delay map with current radar weather overlay, showing delay statuses for the most trafficked airports across North America. A color coded system shows which airports' flights are on target and which are experiencing major or minor delays.
"Travelers can now stay informed, organized and prepared for changing plans without calling, queuing, or trying to reach customer service," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "The number of BlackBerry users traveling grows each day, and we're excited to help transform their travel experience."
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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