Emirates to roll out new Google app for travel bookings

Google Now is available and fully integrated for Android and iOS (iPhones and iPads).

Written by PTI | Dubai | Published:August 12, 2013 11:23 am

Dubai-based Emirates will soon roll-out Google Now cards for passengers who book via the airline’s website.

Google Now is like a smart personal assistant that gives users the travel information they need with minimal effort spent searching.

The application reminds passengers of their upcoming flight,providing flight times and departure terminal,the airline said adding that it is the first carrier in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region to adopt this technology.

A feature of the Google Search app,Google Now is available and fully integrated for Android (devices running Android 4.1 and above) and iOS (iPhones and iPads).

The application will also give passengers relevant information on their destination (such as weather conditions locally,currency,local landmarks,accommodation and attractions).

“For users who book on Emirates.com,Google Now will allow us to deliver even more pre-flight information to our customers about their destination in a very user-friendly style and we hope our passengers find it beneficial,” said Patrick Brannelly,Emirates Corporate Vice President. The airline has 135 local Emirates.com sites worldwide,available in 16 different languages.

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