Etihad Airways expands digital reach with new Android App by MTT and wins Best Travel App Award

The new Android App by MTT, part of Travelport Digital, focuses on speed, simplicity and removing stress from the travel experience.

Abu Dhabi, UAE and Dublin, Ireland

MTT, part of Travelport Digital and leading provider of sophisticated mobile travel solutions, has launched the new Android app for Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE. The new Etihad Airways Android app follows the iOS app launch in April of this year, as Travelport Digital continues to work with the airline to bring sophisticated mobile services to a wider set of customers. Popular since launch with increasing downloads, bookings and mobile check-ins; the Etihad Airways app has already received industry acclaim, named ‘Best Travel App’ at the ShortList Mobile App Awards earlier this month. The awards recognised the UAE’s best and most innovative apps and hailed the app’s clean design, ease of use and speed of booking.       

Similar to the iOS app, the new Android app has a focus on an immersive user experience, seamless booking and check-in flows and on making the travel experience as simple and stress free as possible. The app includes innovative features such as airport guidance using indoor maps powered by MTT’s day of travel solution, Concierge Live. Etihad Airways’ guests can stay in complete control of their journeys directly via the app with credit card scanning for payments, passport scanning to check-in, mobile boarding passes, flight status updates, interactive seat map views and the ability to monitor their Etihad Guest miles’ balance.         

Guest feedback was applied in designing the app and it’s a further step forward in Etihad Airways’ strategy to provide a convenient and more personalised digital guest experience.

Robert Webb, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Following on from the success of the iPhone app earlier in the year, we’ve worked to enable our guests to have a full range of services to smartphone users. As part of the ongoing investment to enhance the airline’s  guest experience, we continue to invest in digital innovation to make it easier for our guests to engage with us.”

Also speaking, David Moran, CEO of Travelport Digital stated “The new Android app is a further extension of the sophisticated digital travel experience provided by Etihad Airways, empowering its guests with greater control and flexibility over the entire booking and travel experience and greater choice in how they interact with the airline. We continue to work with Etihad Airways in bringing new and innovative mobile services that enable a smooth, stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.”

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About MTT  

MTT, part of Travelport Digital, provides an industry-leading digital travel platform and solutions that enable airlines, travel management companies and travel agencies to interact with their customers through sophisticated, tailored, multi-device services at every touch point in the travel lifecycle. With a specialism in creating engaging, revenue-generating apps across smartphones, tablets and wearables as well as supporting services such as real-time travel messaging, day of travel support and ancillary upsell, Travelport Digital works with some of the largest airline and travel brands worldwide.

Travelport Digital provides unrivalled travel industry experience, world-class mobile development, creative design and UX expertise. As a pioneer in mobile travel having first launched mobile bookings for airlines in 2006, Travelport Digital has remained a first-mover in this space. MTT’s airline and other travel apps are now used by millions of travellers worldwide every day. Clients include Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Aeromexico, LATAM Airlines, Copa Airlines, easyJet, BCD Travel, Capita Travel and Events, Transavia and eDreams Odigeo.

Travelport Digital was acquired by Travelport, the leading Travel Commerce Platform provider, in July 2015. For more information about MTT, please visit www.mttnow.com

About Travelport Digital     

Travelport Digital, part of Travelport, was established to heighten Travelport's strategic focus on the fast-growing digital economy within the global travel industry.  The new organization optimises the investments that Travelport has made into various digital assets and products over the past couple of years with the aim of growing Travelport’s range of digital products and services.  In particular, the formation of the organisation builds on Travelport’s acquisition last year of MTT, the leading provider of mobile and digital solutions to the travel industry, as well as its investment in Travelport Locomote, a corporate travel management platform. 

For more information about Travelport, please visit www.travelport.com

For more information, contact:      

Kathrina Gallogly, VP Marketing & Communications, MTT, Tel: +353 87 6318098   
Email: kathrina.gallogly@mttnow.com