Air Canada Digital Strategy Leaps Ahead with Apple Watch App

Customers will be able to initiate check-in, receive notifications and more, all on their wrist

MONTREAL, March 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today that it has developed an app for the recently unveiled Apple Watch that will make it even more convenient for customers on-the-go to obtain important travel information and initiate tasks such as checking-in.

"Air Canada is excited to offer customers the convenience of our new Air Canada app for Apple Watch. The app will allow customers to easily check their flight status and boarding times. They will also be able to save precious time with notifications that prompt them to check-in and board. The app further advances Air Canada's mobile strategy of innovating with the latest technology to provide customers a wide variety of options for managing their travel using their preferred personal device," said Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing at Air Canada.

With our Glance feature, the Air Canada app for Apple Watch readily provides customers with personal and relevant information about flights departing within a 24-hour window. Essential information can be displayed on the user's Apple Watch and is frequently updated during the day of travel, including Actionable Notifications for check-in and boarding. The app also includes a hand-off feature to enable customers to begin more complex tasks, such as checking-in, that can then be completed either on an iPhone or Mac computer.

The Air Canada app for Apple Watch will be available in the Apple Watch App Store on April 24th. The Air Canada app for iPhone is available today from the App Store.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 190 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian cities, 52 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit : www.aircanada.com.

 

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com

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