Sydney, Melbourne airports prep Android versions of their handy iPhone apps

By David Flynn, February 19 2013

Sydney and Melbourne airports are finally gearing up to release Android versions of their handy iPhone apps, which provide live updates on your flight – including the checkin counter, departure gate and when boarding opens – as well as finding your way around the airport.

Sydney Airport's Android app is "in the pipeline", says the airport's Media & Communications Manager Tracy Ong, who told Australian Business Traveller the app would land sometime this year – although we hear this could be sooner rather than later.

Melbourne Airport is also getting Droid-friendly. "We are currently working on an Android version and an update for our iPhone app" says Media and Communications Manager Anna Gillett, although we've yet to hear a timeframe for this one.

What about the Red Roo? "Qantas is looking into releasing an Android app", a Qantas spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller. But whether this would be a fully-featured offering along the same lines as the airline's excellent Windows Phone app, or a more limited frequent flyer app like its current iPhone version, "is something we are still looking into."

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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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