Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Low cost airline connections Search Tool launches on emirates.com

DUBAI, U.A.E., 10th February 2009 – Emirates Airline is now offering travellers an enhanced on-line travel planning tool, which builds itineraries by combining Emirates flights with low cost airline connections outside the Emirates network..
emirates.com uses the latest technology to provide passengers with a host of on-line features. Customers can purchase tickets, manage their booking, check-in online and choose their preferred seat. The innovative website caters to all flyers, including leisure, business and corporate.
Now, with the addition of Connection Search, powered by technology provider Dohop, complete travel itineraries can be built by combining the flight schedules of both Emirates and the airlines featured on the travel site. The new service is designed to make life easier for those travellers who have difficulty reaching their nearest long-haul international airport or whose final destination is outside the Emirates network.
Details of connecting flights to over 300 destinations throughout Europe, the Far East, India and Canada are now available to travellers, thanks to arrangements in place with five airlines – AirAsia, easyJet, clickair, IndiGo, JetLite and WestJet. Search results instantly display the most appropriate complete itinerary, together with the lowest available fares. Booking can then be completed online within minutes on each separate airline website. The service is available on every regional emirates.com website and can be viewed in English, French, German and Italian.
Keith Longstaff, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Worldwide said: “We are delighted to unveil this latest innovation to our website, which will provide added information and convenience to our customers. Feedback from our customers has revealed the increased use of low cost carriers and Connection Search provides them with a simple tool to plan and book their perfect itinerary. After carrying out in-depth research and in partnership with Dohop, we believe we have successfully developed a seamless online experience which will greatly assist our customers."
Frosti Sigurjonsson, Dohop's CEO said: "Dohop is both pleased and honoured to provide a flight search solution for Emirates' award-winning website. By offering information on onward flights with low-cost airlines, Emirates invites travellers to combine its comfortable long-haul flights with a vast choice of convenient low-cost connections.”

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