Skyscanner offers real-time flight status in OAG tie-up

Real-time flight status information up until the point of departure is being offered onto mobile devices by Skyscanner.

The travel search engine is collaborating with flight information provider OAG to deliver the data.

More than 250,000 travellers have used the schedules data to help plan their travels to and from UK airports in the last six months.

This is now being overlaid with real-time flight status information to provide travellers departing from, or arriving into, more than 80 airports worldwide.

Skyscanner commercial director Hugh Aitken said: “Research from March 2014 showed that more than 20% of UK travellers checked their flight status information via mobile device or tablet – this will only have increased in the last two and a half years.

“OAG enables us to provide real-time flight status information on the day of travel, underpinned by the same data that our customers have come to rely on to book the best travel option.”

OAG chief executive Phil Callow said: “We’ve been working with Skyscanner for many years to supply the schedules and connection time data used to power the flight search results.

“Enabling Skyscanner to provide their customers with flight information right up to the boarding gate, provides convenient data from a trusted source, adding value to the overall consumer journey.”

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