Leading Nigerian airline Arik Air has launched a mobile and tablet booking app. The new app once installed will allow passengers book and pay for tickets.
A statement released by the airline’s spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, said the app would present consumers with an ‘easy-to-use interface’.
“Payment is similarly simple, because the app is unique to Arik; there are no fees levied by third-party booking services, leaving customers with the best possible rates.
“The app also includes a ‘Remember Me’ feature, allowing customers to easily pick a card from a list of their registered cards without needing to enter full details of their bank card each time they make a purchase.”
According to Mr. Arumemi-Ikhide, Global Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), the airline is the first West African airline to introduce a mobile and tablet booking app.
“The popularity of mobile commerce has increased massively in Africa and we are delighted to offer customers a dedicated booking app to enhance our service.
“Mobile penetration far exceeds the reach of the Internet in Nigeria and West Africa and additions like this help to position Arik as a 21st Century operator, using cutting edge technology to improve ease of service and customer interaction,” it said.
The statement also said that the app was free to download on Blackberry, iOS or android devices, adding that the app marks the latest of a raft of planned enhancements in the coming months.