Global aviation market intelligence provider, OAG is debuting FlightView’s products at World Routes 2015, following this year’s acquisition of the leading US real-time flight and day-of-travel information provider.
In January 2015, OAG strengthened its global market position in real-time flight status information with the acquisition of FlightView, Inc. The company‘s products and services help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service, improve operational efficiencies and build stronger brand loyalty through easy-to-use, real-time information.
World Routes 2015 is the first opportunity for the international aviation and travel communities to experience the value of the ‘day-of-travel’ data, provided by the product. FlightView delivers flight status updates, air traffic and weather maps, APIs, historical reports via digital displays, web and mobile content, data feeds and alerts.
It serves both the consumer and business markets, giving travellers the ability to track flights and travel information anytime and anywhere, and providing airports, airlines and travel management companies with the necessary information to manage their customers’ flight arrangements, keep travellers informed, and power back-end operations.
Speaking to Routesonline at World Routes in Durban, South Africa, John Grant, senior analyst, OAG, said: “World Routes is giving us a platform to officially welcome FlightView into the OAG family and showcase its added value to our customers.
“FlightView’s data is key to enhancing the passenger experience and has propelled OAG to an international leadership position with unquestionably the most comprehensive combination of flight status and schedules data,” he added.
OAG is offering visitors to its stand a complimentary ‘health check’ using its Analyser product suite to identify competitive threats and opportunities in their networks and examine the frequency and capacity of airports and plot the results on a map; monitor competitor activity; see the peaks and troughs of flight activity over a 24 hour period and review connectivity levels at any airport or by an airline worldwide.”
FlightView brings more than 600 B2B customers from the travel, technology and general aviation sectors to the OAG family. Additionally, since its inception, FlightView has been relied on daily by travellers looking to stay informed. Its consumer smartphone apps have been downloaded more than three million times and its flight-tracking website receives more than one million unique visitors each month. In total, the company responds to over 3.6 billion flight status requests every year.