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April 15, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

unnamed (11)Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has announced the roll-out of Google Now™ cards for their passengers who book via and also announced a Thai language version of the Emirates website provide Thai customers the best booking experience via

A feature of the Google Search™ app, Google Now is available and fully integrated for Android™ (devices running Android 4.1 and above) and iOS (iPhones and iPads).

Some advantages of the Google Now implementation for Emirates’ passengers are:unnamed (13)

•         Google Now is like a smart personal assistant that gives users exactly the travel information they need, when they need it, with minimal effort spent searching

•         The app reminds passengers of their upcoming flight, providing flight times and departure terminal

•         Google Now will give passengers relevant information on their destination (for example weather conditions locally, currency, local landmarks, accommodation and attractions)

•         Passengers will have information they need about the flight and destination delivered at the right place, right time, without having to ask or search

“Emirates prides itself on constant innovation and working with technology partners that will enhance our passengers’ experience,” Sea of cloudsaid Patrick Brannelly, Vice President Product, Publishing, Digital and Events, Emirates Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand. “For users, who book on, Google Now will allow us to deliver even more pre-flight information to our customers about their destination in a very user-friendly style and we hope our passengers find it of benefit.”

There are 135 local sites worldwide, available in 17 different languages. The airline
recently launched the Thai language website making it even easier for Thai travelers to book online, buy upgrades or rewards with Skywards Miles or online check-in service. Moreover, the Thai website features recommended destinations and special offers for Thai travelers.

Google Now is available immediately for Emirates passengers who book on, provided they have downloaded the appropriate version of the app for their smartphone and have a Gmail account. “Emirates always invests in technology and innovation so we can provide the best online connections for our Thai customers. Google Now and the Thai website will provide additional convenience for our Thai travelers,” said Jabr Al-Azeeby, Emirates’ Manager for Thailand & Indochina.

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