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Emirates announces app launch for upcoming Apple Watch

Dubai airline says it is the first carrier in the Middle East to offer an app for the new Apple product to be launched next month

Emirates announces app launch for upcoming Apple Watch

Emirates Airline has announced the launch of its Apple Watch app to become the first carrier in the Middle East and Africa to offer an app for the new Apple technology.

When the Apple Watch becomes available on April 24, Emirates customers from around the globe will be able to enjoy the smart features of the Emirates app for Apple Watch, designed to complement the Emirates iPhone app.

Passengers with an Apple Watch and the Emirates app installed on their iPhone will be able to review list of upcoming trips, gain access to real time flight information, including terminal, gate number, flight status, baggage collection details and get timely notifications in case of changes like gate number or baggage belt.

Alex Knigge, senior vice president, digital at Emirates, said: "In today’s connected world, mobile technology plays an increasingly important role in the overall travel experience of our passengers.

"The Apple Watch platform allows us to connect with travellers on a more personal level by providing real time information throughout their journey.

"Our team developed the Emirates app for Apple Watch with modern travellers in mind, making sure this wearable technology delivers key information, with a simple glance at their wrist."

The Emirates app for Apple Watch is an extension of the Emirates iPhone app and was designed as a companion for travellers, delivering dynamic and context-specific data such as live flight status updates.

Supported languages at launch will include English, French and German, Emirates said.

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