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Emirates increases mobile presence with iPhone app

 The Emirates App is now available on iPhone.

Building on the successful launch of The Emirates App for iPad earlier this year, Emirates airline has now increased its mobile presence with the launch of The Emirates App for iPhone on the App Store.

Emirates’ app is already the most popular travel app in 25 countries with a 4.5 star rating. “There is no doubt that our customers increasingly want to use their mobile devices and tablets to book and manage their travel”, says Boutros Boutros, divisional senior vice president Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates.

“The Emirates App has been designed to address their needs, and make it easier and more convenient to interact with Emirates via their mobile devices,” he says. “We have seen tremendously positive response to both our iPad and iPhone apps to date. Downloads and usage figures continue to rise, and feedback has been good.”

He says iPhone represents the majority of the mobile traffic to its websites, which is why the company has launched on iOS first. “Work is underway for an Android version, even as we continue to look at new features for our iPad and iPhone apps.”

The app allows users to check-in and download their boarding pass directly to Passbook, as well as push notifications for check-in, flight boarding, gate changes and baggage belt numbers, features the company says “greatly improve the travel experience by proactively alerting customers to critical travel information”.

The app stores personal flight details, credit card information, and product and service information, so users can view it offline.