Etihad to make flight search easier with Google collaboration

09/07/2014 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Etihad to make flight search easier with Google collaboration

Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with technology giant Google that will allow the firm to offer even more convenience to travellers as they will be able to check flight schedules and fares using the trusted search engine.

The collaboration means tourists travelling with the airline can use the Flight Search app to explore and compared available flights, while simultaneously being able to view live ticket prices.  

Travellers from the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and Ireland will be able to access accurate information about Etihad’s 1,400 weekly flights at the touch of a button.

The airline currently offers flights to and from 103 different destinations across the globe.

To access the application, a traveller just needs to click ‘Flights’ on the navigation bar that appears on Google’s search results page. Flight Search can also be accessed by entering search terms and clicking on the first sponsored link that appears.

Once a person has accessed the tool they can perform searches for flights rapidly and can even use an interactive map to explore the destinations Etihad can take them to. The application also allows users the opportunity to compare accurate prices, so they know they’re getting the best available deal.

After performing a search and finding the desired flight, bookings can then be made immediately.

Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways, commented: "We are delighted to announce this major and growing partnership with Google, which will enable us to give guests convenient and full access to our flight information via their preferred search engine."

Nicola Simionato, general manager for Google Travel in Europe, added:"Travellers across the world will now be able to quickly and easily find and compare the best Etihad Airways flights within the fun and easy-to-use Google Flight Search tool.”

The application can be accessed on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Dubai’s customs department has recently launched an app that has ease of use at its heart. The software will enable visitors to the emirate to access most services through their smartphone and tablet, offering them increased security and accessibility.