Travellers can now access a host of online functions and important travel information in the palm of their hand with the launch of a new mobile website from flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline.
Designed to work with any device that has an internet data connection and a web browser, the new mobile flydubai.com, allows customers to book and pay for flights from almost anywhere in the world. With all the functionality of the normal flydubai booking process travellers can chose their seats, purchase checked baggage and select insurance. Payment is safe and secure using either Visa or Mastercard. Alternatively, passengers can choose the pay later option allowing cash purchases via one of more than a thousand payment partners in the UAE.
Furthermore, users can access to-the-minute flight status information, including arrival and departure times as well as journey duration – a useful tool for both flydubai customers and anyone collecting or dropping off friends and family at the airport.
flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “At flydubai we have a passion for making travel less complex and more cost-effective. We continuously strive to provide our customers with the very best overall experience – from the booking process, through to check-in and the flight itself. The launch of this mobile website, which coincides with a re-launch of the main website, makes it even more convenient and accessible for passengers across our network to flydubai, thereby encouraging them to travel to more places more often.”
Visitors to the site can also access their passenger profile created previously on flydubai.com. Those who have not created a profile do not miss out; they can still view a booking by entering their reference number and family name. The key information is then prioritised and clearly displayed.
Designed to be simple, fast to use and limit the amount of data consumed, the new website works on any mobile device without the need to download an application. Since launch the majority of users have been accessing the booking and payment facility, followed by flight status and timetable information.
“flydubai recognises that mobile technology is playing an increasingly important part of our customers’ everyday lives. As one of the region’s most innovative airlines, it was important for us to give passengers the freedom to book a leisure or business trip anytime, anywhere and this is just the start of our plans for mobile technology,” added Al Ghaith.
Travellers who access flydubai.com  from a mobile browser will be automatically redirected to the airline’s mobile version. If access to the full site is required, a link appears at the bottom of the home page.