HIA LAUNCHES APP
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has launched its new iBeacon-enabled mobile app to provide its passengers with an immersive experience and stay connected while they travel through the airport.
HIA is among a select few airports in the world to have successfully used iBeacons for wayfinding and providing its customers with context relevant information about promotional offers to enhance their airport experience, said a statement released by the airport. With a simple scan of the boarding pass and opt-in for location detection, the app provides real-time information about flight status, baggage claim, time and direction to boarding gates and food, beverage and retail offers from Qatar Duty Free, the airport's award-winning shopping emporium. To ensure that customers benefit from the best deals, the app alerts the user when walking past outlets with ongoing promotions. The app is currently available for iOS devices.