Emirates launches iPhone app

By Chris Chamberlin, November 17 2014

Emirates passengers can now book flights, check-in on the go and keep an eye on their journey using ‘The Emirates App’ for iPhone, now available for download via the iTunes Store.

Push notifications remind jetsetters when online check-in opens, when the flight is called for boarding and if the departure gate changes, while also guiding you to the correct baggage carousel if you’re breaking your journey in Dubai.

Although not available when flying from Australia, boarding passes can saved to Passbook for later retrieval at the airport – avoiding that unnecessary pit stop at the traditional check-in desk if you’re not weighed down by a checked bag.

“There is no doubt that our customers increasingly want to use their mobile devices and tablets to book and manage their travel,” said Boutros Boutros, Divisional SVP Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates.

“iPhone represents the majority of the mobile traffic to our web sites, and therefore we have 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.”

Other facilities on offer include seat selection, integration with Emirates’ Skywards frequent flyer program and the ability to make complimentary Chauffeur Drive bookings for passengers in business and first class.

Follow Australian Business Traveller on Twitter: we're @AusBT

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

About time Emirates.

22 Jun 2013

Total posts 98

I wonder whether this will work for QF passengers (QF ticket and flight number) travelling on EK metal, since these passenegrs are still required to check-in at Emirates


Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Emirates launches iPhone app