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UAE's Etihad launches new app for Android smartphones

Abu Dhabi airline extends digital reach to enable passengers to manage their journeys

UAE's Etihad launches new app for Android smartphones

Etihad Airways has extended its digital reach with the introduction of a new mobile application for Android smartphones, enabling passengers to manage their journeys with even greater ease.

The new mobile app provides comprehensive trip management and gives guests the information to organise their journeys directly on the app, which includes booking flights, checking in for flights, securing a mobile boarding pass, checking flight status, or viewing their Etihad Guest miles balance.

Additional key features include a simple flight search function, a credit card scanner for payments, a passport scan facility to check in, and improved flight seat maps.

Justin Warby, vice president of direct sales for Etihad Airways, said: “This is a step forward in our innovation strategy to enable a convenient, more personalised digital travel experience. 

"Our guests are central to how we develop these services, and their feedback has been important in the creation of this latest app. Technological innovation will be vital in the development of our industry, and as a leading airline, we want to be able to provide services that make travel simple for everyone.”

The airline recently launched an iOS application for iPhones, and partnered with Abu Dhabi Airports to enable guests to navigate their way around Abu Dhabi International Airport using indoor maps.

This was a first for the Middle East and there have been over 350,000 downloads from the App Store since it launched in April. The app has also delivered over 25,000 bookings and 130,000 check ins.

The new Etihad Airways app is available now to download via the Google Play Store.

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