oneworld airline schedules now available via iPad app
12 Jan 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011: Flight schedules of all member airlines of oneworld®, the leading quality global airline alliance, can now be viewed via iPads, thanks to a newly launched app.
The app is free to download and available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish with Portuguese to follow soon.
It enables anyone with one of the iconic Apple tablet computers to use the device to search for the near 10,000 flights a day operated by any of the alliance’s 12 best-in-class airlines and their various code-share partners between any of the almost thousand cities they connect worldwide.
It displays non-stop flights and best connections and shows departure and arrival points, any connection points, flight numbers and length for each sector, total journey time and lots of other useful information for journey planning.
The app regularly checks with the oneworld timetable to ensure that it displays latest information on all flights.
Similar versions were already available for desktop or laptop computers, Blackberrys and many other mobile devices.
The iPad app can be downloaded from oneworld.com or http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/oneworld-flight-search-hd/id404812514?mt=8
oneworld brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines, and around 20 affiliates including American Eagle, Dragonair, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru. airberlin and India’s Kingfisher Airlines are both members elect. Between them, these airlines:
• Serve almost 900 airports in nearly 150 countries, with some 9,500 daily departures.
• Offer more than 550 airport lounges for premium customers.
• Carry 340 million passengers a year.
• Operate a combined fleet of almost 2,500 aircraft.
• Generate around US$90 billion annual revenues in total.
oneworld enables its members to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. These include a broader route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points across the combined oneworld network and more airport lounges. oneworld also offers more alliance fares than any of its competitors.
oneworld is current holder of three of the four leading international awards for airline alliances - named the Best Airline Alliance by Global Traveler in its GT Tested Reader Survey 2010 Awards, World’s Best Alliance in the 2010 World Airline Awards and the World’s Leading Airline Alliance in the 2010 World Travel Awards, retaining that title for the eighth year running.