Lufthansa is revolutionising its airport experience with a new app developed especially for the Apple Watch. It allows passengers to use their watch as a boarding card and also provides them with essential flight information… all on their wrist.
It serves as an ideal travel companion, providing passengers with all their essential flight information, which they can access from 24 hours before their flight during the various stages of their journey with Lufthansa.
The new app on the Apple Watch connects to the conventional Lufthansa app on iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth.
Jens Bischof, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board for product, marketing and sales explained, “Our goal is to provide our customers with information and services in real time at all virtual touch points, thereby further to make their travel experience more comfortable … With this new app, our passengers will always be able to see the most important details about their flight – without having to take their smartphone out of their bag.”
The new Apple Watch app uses technology that integrates all the flight-related data and displays it clearly for the user to see. Just like a timer, it enables passengers to see – down to the very minute – how long is left until their scheduled boarding time. All graphics have also been designed especially for the display on the Apple Watch.
All passengers will also be able to display boarding cards saved in Passbook on their Apple Watch and use it for boarding.
Lufthansa was also the first airline to develop and launch the mobile boarding card, which has enabled paper-free boarding since 2008. Today, more than 50 per cent of Lufthansa passengers check in with an online or mobile boarding card.