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Freedom from PNR Hassles for Android Users
ixigo.com launches “ixigo PNR Status” to make trip management easier
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — ixigo.com, India’s leading travel planning & search engine has launched an innovative mobile application “ixigo PNR status” that enables automated management of all train and flight trips along-with intelligent alerts and notifications for status changes. This first-of-its-kind intuitive application has been launched for Android smartphones and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. The app supports Indian Railway (IRCTC) trains and all ex-India flight PNRs and their statuses.
With more than 1.5 lakhs daily domestic flight passengers and a whopping 20 million daily train commuters in India, the app comes as a respite to millions of travellers grappling with multiple pain points like slow & frustrating tracking of PNR statuses, misplacement of PNR numbers, website load times, time consuming tracking of flight and train schedule and even keeping track of multiple PNRs for various modes of trips.
ixigo PNR status app from ixigo comes as an elixir to take away all such hassles from travel thereby making travel a more happy and enjoyable experience. The key features of the app include:
— Automated PNR discovery – ixigo PNR status is the only application that automatically reads the PNR confirmation SMS sent by the airline or train and uses it to automatically to update its “my trips” list
— Reviewing PNR status alerts: Once the app reads the sms residing in the same mobile set, it starts sending out regular PNR status alerts (RAC to confirmed, cancellations etc.) on real time basis
— Sending train and flight delay alerts: Intimates passengers about flight delays and train delays a few hours in advance so that they can plan accordingly
— Sending flight web check-in alerts – The only app to alert users to notify the opening of web check-in for flights
— Paperless boarding for trains and airplanes: Environmental friendly application takes out the need to print tickets. Specially useful at the airport gate and for showing your PNR confirmation to the TTE on trains
— Ability to track all trips at one place: Enables easy management of all your trips and PNRs with a single view
Speaking about the app, Mr. Rajnish Kumar, Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder, ixigo.com said, “We are breaking new ground with the ixigo PNR status app. It works like magic to read, manage and notify everything important related to one’s flight or train trip. All you need to do is to install the app and ensure you get SMS confirmations for trains and flights on your phone. We’ll take care of the rest!”
Ixigo has a suite of apps which are specially created to resolve specific travel needs like booking flights and hotels, on the way, in goa and Indian rails and trains which has had over one million downloads in just three months and is the no 1 travel app on google play store followed by on the way at no 20.
The ixigo PNR status app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store to enjoy the most seamless PNR status tracking experience on your mobile.
ixigo.com is India’s leading travel planning and search website, voted as the Product of the Year 2013, in the Travel category. Launched in 2007 by IIT, INSEAD and Amadeus alumni, ixigo.com’s vision is to simplify the life of travelers through innovative travel products for Internet & mobile. The website searches, aggregates and curates travel information across hundreds of travel sites and allows travelers to access relevant information on tourist destinations, places to visit, things to do, modes of transport, driving directions, hotels, restaurants, weather and more. ixigo.com has launched many industry-first innovations and won several prestigious awards and recognitions from TiE, NASSCOM, BusinessToday, Red Herring & Mint. ixigo.com is an investee company of SAIF Partners & MakeMyTrip Limited. For more information, visit www.ixigo.com and keep up with updates on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ixigocom and Twitter – www.twitter.com/ixigorocks.