Emirates launches Android app

By David Flynn, May 19 2015

Emirates has finally added an Android app to its mobile platform, on the back of the iPhone, iPad and recently-launched Apple Watch apps.

Now available for download, the airline is spruiking the app as "a true personal journey planner" through which travellers can book their trip and manage their booking (including seat selection and meals, as well as checking out what's showing on the inflight entertainment system).

Mobile boarding passes can be downloaded directly to Google Now or sent to a phone via SMS or email.

There are also live flight alerts with updates on flight boarding and gate changes, access to your Skywards frequent flyer account  plus notifications about Emirates' chauffeur-drive service.

Emirates says the app was tested with employees and Skywards members to fine-tune the product before release.

"With the popularity of Emirates' first app for iPhone, many customers have asked for the Emirates App for Android" said Alex Knigge, Emirates’ Senior Vice President for Digital. "In fact, half of all users who access our website via mobile devices are on the Android platform."

Click here to download the Emirates Android App.

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David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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