Emirates associates with Huawei for its app promotion

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The UAE’s flag carrier airlines, Emirates has signed a pact with the leading Chinese smartphone makers Huawei to boost the Emirates app.

The recent alliance between Emirates and Huawei aims to promote the Emirates application to users of the Chinese smartphone as the airline group is planning to expand its services in China.

The airline’s mobile app will include SmartCard Integration, a speedy flight booking option for users in China mainland as well as in UAE along with an easy travel and flight information access.

Emirates themed wallpapers, icons and fonts will also be designed to customize the mobile experience of users.

As per the Emirates spokesperson with this alliance, Emirates focuses to bring the best experience to its customers in online platforms also.

“people rely more than ever on their smartphones to make decisions, including travel-related ones. This encouraging collaboration paves the way for us to explore future solutions.”
Lu Geng, Director,
Middle East and Africa Partnerships and Eco-Development 
Huawei Consumer Business Group

The companies are planning to extend their deal by merging the Emirates app with the Huawei Wallet platform which will allow the members of the airline’s loyalty program Skywards’ to store their details of membership and loyalty points along with the boarding passes and Vouchers in Huawei wallet.

This new feature will also give the airline passengers to access any of its worldwide lounges through the Huawei smartphone.

The alliance may also include more payment and rewarding features in time, Huawei points earning facility and also provides easy Skywards Miles redemption option.