LUTON, England, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
OAG, the market leader in flight schedules and related analytics, is strengthening its position at the forefront of the expanding market for real-time flight status information with the acquisition of leading Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView Inc.
FlightView's products help aviation and travel professionals achieve superior customer service, operational efficiencies, and have attracted strong brand loyalty with easy to use real-time information. FlightView brings more than 600 B2B customers from the travel, technology and general aviation sectors. In addition, FlightView's smart phone apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times, its website has over 1 million monthly unique users and it responds to over 300m flight status requests every month.
Phil Callow, chief executive of OAG, says: "Real-time flight status information is increasingly important to a wide range of customers. From airlines, airports and online travel businesses to fuelling companies, this data is key to enhancing passenger experience, driving operational efficiencies and traveller-centric services these companies now are eager to pursue.
"OAG has 80 years of expertise in flight data and aggregation, with a flight status database now holding nearly 10 years of historic data. The acquisition of FlightView, with its highly complementary customer base and strengths in the US market, propels us to a leadership position internationally, with unquestionably the most comprehensive combination of flight status and schedules data. The strengthening of our capabilities further consolidates OAG's role as the trusted single source for high-quality aviation intelligence products and services."
Mike Benjamin, chief executive of FlightView, commented: "We are excited to join the OAG team and become part of their worldwide reach in leading schedules and analytics solutions. The combination of our two businesses will enable us to better service existing and new customers alike as demand for accurate and timely data increases".
With the world's most comprehensive and definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines, including 113 low-cost carriers, and 4,000 airports, OAG processes more than 21 million flight status updates every month, equivalent to 715,000 each day.
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