Emirates launches facility for mobile devices

March 24, 2009 (LBO) – Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has launched a facility to let customers access their website from mobile devices called Mobile Emirates.com. Visitors to the site may check-in online up to 24 hours before departure, select a favourite seat or request a special meal and check real-time flight status and view global timetables.

Travellers who access Emirates.com from a mobile browser, on their phone or PDA, will be automatically redirected to the mobile version of the airline’s website, it said in a statement.

The facility is compatible with over 3000 devices and allows customers to interact with Emirates from almost anywhere in the world.

Mobile subscriptions account for one of the fastest growing areas of Internet usage with the increase of mobile phones, PDA’s, smart phones, Blackberry’s and iPhones.

According to recent research from Informa Nielsen mobile, there are four billion mobile phone subscriptions globally, emphasizing the importance for airlines to offer online facilities for travellers on the move, Emirates said.

“This facility provides our customers with the flexibility to manage aspects of their