Posted on: 30 December 2015 by Mark Howells
easyJet says it has further enhanced its mobile app by adding live aircraft tracking directly from Flightradar24, thus becoming the first airline in the world to integrate the feature into a mobile app.With this function, passengers can view the exact whereabouts of the aircraft they are due to fly on in real time up to three hours before their flight. The feature is the result of a purpose built software development kit specially created for easyJet by Flightradar24. It uses GPS information sent from easyJet’s airborne fleet. The software shows the aircraft’s route, speed, type of aircraft, altitude, distance travelled and total distance to destination.James Millett, easyJet’s head of digital, remarked, "We're delighted to have launched live location-based flight tracking on our award winning app. More than 800,000 customers use our app every week to make travelling across our network of more than 780 routes even easier – it's fast becoming the essential travel companion for Generation easyJet."Philip Plantholt, VP Strategy & Business Development at Flightradar24, commented, "It's great to bring together Flightradar24's unique flight tracking visualisation with an innovative airline such as easyJet to carry the passenger experience to the next level."