Travelstart Egypt, the region's leading online travel agency, today announced the launch of its flight booking app for smart phones and devices. Available for free for both Android and iOS systems, the new app enables users to search for airline ticket prices and book and pay for flights in real time.
The launch of Travelstart's flight booking app comes at a time when mobile device and smartphone user penetration is at its highest in Egypt. A report by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority shows that mobile internet penetration grew 47%* in 2014, and the trend is expected to continue.
Ahmed Saadeddine, Country Manager of Travelstart Egypt said: "There is a paradigm shift in the way Egyptians are communicating and buying online. We are seeing history in the making, and businesses like Travelstart have to be ready for this transformation. The launch of our new m-commerce app for shopping for airline tickets online through multiple devices allows us to remain at the forefront of the online travel market in the region by meeting the needs of our discerned and tech-savvy customers." He added: "The app is an effective travel agent in your pocket and an indispensable booking tool for travellers who want to search for flights on the go."
The flight booking app brings the most powerful features and flexibility of the Travelstart Egypt website to small screens. It is available for download globally on any Android or iOS smart phone or smart device; flight prices adjust automatically to the currency of the region where the device is located.
Users can search for flights, compare airline ticket prices in real time, and book and pay using one of Travelstart's secure payment methods, receiving instant booking confirmation via email.
*Source: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, National Telecom Regulatory Authority - Telecom Egypt. ICT Indicators In Brief – October 2014 I Monthly issue.