New Flysmart Mobile Travel App

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Clear Channel Airports and SapientNitro have partnered to launch a new version of ‘FlySmart: Be an Airport Insider’, a mobile travel application that provides air travelers with all the information they need right on their mobile phones.

FlySmart brings together SapientNitro’s mobile, marketing and technology expertise and Clear Channel Airport’s expertise in airports, air travel and airport technology to deliver a unique service to travelers, airports and advertisers. In addition, FlySmart includes new features for travelers such as flight push notifications and Bing Maps capabilities that enable travelers to manage their time more efficiently.

The FlySmart application, an enhanced and improved version of SapientNitro’s goHow airport application, which was first developed with aviation consulting ICF SH&E, will include customized content from partner airports. This will offer travelers a truly localized experience with all the latest information they need. FlySmart will be available in 96 U.S. and international airports including the official partner airports in Boston, Denver and Minneapolis.

“Early on, Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport recognized the importance of mobile applications in the traveler experience. We are thrilled to see our work with goHow over the last two years serve as the basis for the new FlySmart app,” says Patrick Hogan, director of public affairs and marketing at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. “FlySmart will reset the bar for great traveler experience and we are proud to have it continue as our official MSP mobile application.”

“We’re excited to team up with SapientNitro and Clear Channel Airports to bring Bing Maps functionality to the new FlySmart app,” says Roberto Bojorquez Alfaro, program manager, Bing Maps. “Bing’s airport venue maps provide travelers access to detailed information for restaurants and shops, terminals and gates, baggage claim and more, to help people navigate more smoothly through airports making the feature a natural fit for the app.”

FlySmart provides travelers with everything the airport knows about their travel including flight status, gate location, baggage claim, current weather conditions, parking availability, security wait time and ground transportation options. The application links passengers to other travelers by providing consumer ratings about restaurants, shops and services at the airport.

The new FlySmart app monitors multiple flights across various trips in real-time. When travel details change, FlySmart will notify travelers immediately so they can make the necessary adjustments.

The new FlySmart app is now available for free download from iTunes, Google Play and Blackberry App World for consumers using iPhone, Android and Blackberry phones

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