Airbus has launched a new iflyA380 augmented
reality iOS app, an enhancement to its existing iflyA380.com
booking assistant website.
The app allows users to search for and book A380 flights, as available via
Airbus’ ifly380 website, with innovative augmented reality
the iflyA380.com website has been fantastic,” said Marc Fontaine,
Airbus Digital Transformation Officer. “The iflyA380 app is a new
step for Airbus towards offering digital services that directly
benefit consumers and allow them to design their own experiences.”
While passengers were previously
accustomed to starting their journey by booking the destination of
their flight, followed by their departure time and accordingly an
airline, globetrotters can now choose to fly with A380 aircraft first, and then look into
the airlines and other criteria.
Users simply select
their departure location, destination, and travel dates. The
search results show all relevant flights on the A380, indicating
carrier, price and itinerary. After selecting a preferred flight,
users are automatically redirected to the carrier’s website to finalise the booking.
The newly launched iflyA380
augmented reality iOS app further enhances the iflyA380.com
booking assistant with new possibilities to interact with the
A380. Booking flights and staying updated with real-time
notifications is just the beginning. Travellers can also enjoy a
wide range of exclusive innovative services linked to the A380,
including the option to explore destinations based on geolocation
and personal interests and cabin discovery in Virtual Reality.
They will also enjoy a connected and immersive in-flight
experience based on an Augmented Reality feature, for example,
taking a sneak peek at the cockpit.
The A380 is now flying more than 120 routes to 60
destinations with 13 airlines. Hong Kong is one of the top
airports for A380 services, with flights operated by eight
carriers to destinations including Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt,
London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Sydney.