FlightView's Fan Favorite Android App Upgraded for Superior Functionality

Smartphone App Enhancements Land in Time for Back to School Travel


BOSTON, MA (August 24, 2010) - Just in time for the back to school travel season, FlightView, the preferred flight tracking application for mobile users looking for a way to accurately and easily manage flight information for themselves, friends, and family, today unveiled the newest upgrades to its customer-favorite Android travel app. Through FlightView's Android app, students and parents can easily manage their back to school commutes with up-to-the-minute flight information, weather conditions and important airline phone numbers.

Downloaded by more than 40,000 users since its launch in late July, FlightView has instantly become the most popular, user-intuitive and reliable flight tracking app in the Android market. Available for just 99 cents or free with advertisements, FlightView provides the affordability and high-level functionality that Android users have come to expect.

FlightView's latest upgrade gives Android users more power over their travel plans with the ability to:

  • Manage Travel Itineraries - with the updated My Trips feature, users can save grouped flights together, record reservation information and personal notes, and sort saved flights by trip name or date.
  • Plan for Flight Delays - with the upgraded airport delay map, including the new "Low Traffic" indicator, users can get first looks at probable delays in departures or arrivals - ahead of airline announcements.
  • Conserve Battery Life - by optimizing FlightView's servers, the new Android app allows users to track numerous flights at the same time, share travel information through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, and quickly rebook when flights are delayed or cancelled - all without draining the smartphone's battery life.

"Since its launch, our Android app has consistently been one of the top-rated apps - based on both its functionality and affordability," said Mike Benjamin, CEO of FlightView. "The latest version of FlightView for Android gives users more power to manage their day-of-travel decisions."

Dominating the Smartphone Market with Functionality, Usability and Affordability

While Android phones are this year's back to school purchase of choice, iPhones and BlackBerrys remain popular with students and their parents. FlightView's top-ranked application is also available for iPhone and BlackBerry users for $1.99 and $4.99 respectively.

Along with the core features that come standard on every FlightView mobile application, an update of FlightView's iPhone app in July provides users with even more social media sharing capabilities, the ability to easily call the airport and reschedule flights and a faster, more user-friendly startup.

FlightView for the BlackBerry, a choice travel tool for business executives, integrates directly with users' BlackBerry calendar, placing travel information into a traveler's daily agenda. Labeled by the media as "one of the most useful apps a business traveler could download," FlightView's BlackBerry app sends customized alerts whenever there is a change in flight information, even when the app is closed.

For information on purchasing apps for mobile devices, including the Android, iPhone and BlackBerry, please visit www.flightview.com .

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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