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British Airways readies app to launch on Apple Watch

Zafar Anjum | March 20, 2015
British Airways is set to be one of the first companies to have a specially developed app

British Airways is set to be one of the first companies to have a specially developed app on the new Apple Watch when it launches on April 24, the UK's largest international airline claimed today.

There will be two elements to the app to make travel easier: the 'glance' screen which appears on the Apple Watch face will display a summary of their flight including the departure time, the flight status and a countdown to a departure time, and timely check-in and airport gate notifications.

Also, customers using the lounges at Heathrow's Terminal 5 will receive iBeacon powered welcome messages. British Airways was one of the first airlines in the UK to utilise iBeacon technology in its lounges and uses it to provide customers with useful and timely information as they pass through the airport.

A swipe of the 'glance' screen will open the BA app, designed to fit the Apple Watch screen and make it easy and quick to interact with. It will display a more detailed summary of the customer's next flight, the flight number, route, departure time, flight status, a countdown to the departure time and the weather at the destination, the airlines company said in a statement.

British Airways covers more than 170 destinations in 75 countries.

 

 

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