Clear Channel Airports Flies New Mobile App

FlySmart-Phone-AClear Channel Airports has partnered with SapientNitro to launch a new version of its “FlySmart” mobile travel app, which CCA unveiled today.

The new FlySmart is an improved and expanded version of SapientNitro’s “goHow” airport app, and provides a variety of information including flight status, gate location, baggage claim, current weather conditions, parking availability, security wait time and ground transportation options.

Its new features include customized content from participating airports, flight push notifications and detailed information from Bing Maps to help travelers navigate restaurants as well as retail, terminal, gates, and baggage claims.

On the social front, FlySmart provides travelers with consumer ratings about restaurants, shops and services at the airport. The new app also monitors multiple flights across various trips in real-time and notifies travelers when they need to adjust their travel plans.

The new FlySmart is available in 96 U.S. and international airports, including official partner airports in Boston, Denver and Minneapolis. Clear Channel’s U.S. airport network also includes Atlanta’s Hatfield-Jackson, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Seattle-Tacoma and Lambert-St. Louis, among others.

The FlySmart app is available for free on iTunes, Google Play and BlackBerry App World. The original FlySmart mobile app, created by CCA and Geodelic, debuted in August 2010.

The unveiling of the new FlySmart app comes not long after CCA got some new competition. In April, Titan announced the launch of Titan Air, also dedicated to out-of-home advertising in airports. The new division is being headed by Michael Riley and Sam Hart, both veterans of CCA.

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