Recently, Cathay Pacific Airways has launched “CX Mobile” application to smart phones users. This application is not only applicable for i-phones, but also compatible for other mobile devices e.g. BlackBerry, Java-enabled mobile phones (such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung etc.). The main goal for Cathay on this campaign is aiming to extend their customer base.
This application is especially convenient for the frequent business travelers which offer less time consuming browsing for flight information via mobile phones. Passengers can even access check-in and seat selection function via “CX Mobile”. They may directly save the barcode on the mobile or choose to send the check-in confirmation and barcode via SMS or email.
When arriving at the airport, they can scan the barcode display at Self Check-in Kiosk, a computerized machine which performs airline check-in functions, to issue the boarding pass, accelerate the entire check-in process. Other than the basic flight information, “CX Mobile” offers “City Guides” for the mobile users. Travelers can get useful and important information from the travel experts , which help to prepare the trips.
Accordingly to Cathay Pacific Manager of e-Business, Lawrence Fong, the number of passengers using CX Mobile online check-in services or self check-in grew 75%, about 2.2 million passengers have used this services.
This application is very popular among the frequent business travelers segment and CX will continuously provide the relevant mobile technologies or application in order to retain customers’ loyalty and also acquire the new customers, as to enlarge the reverence sources.