easyJet develops desk top gadget

30th Jan 2007

easyJet and Microsoft are teaming up to create a range of desktop “gadgets” and web services to ensure travel is seamless from desk top to touch down.
The “easyJet desk top gadget” enables customers to personalise a flight information and booking service using the Microsoft Vista technology.

From the comfort of your own desktop the “gadget” provides:

-      Simple one click purchase of easyJet flights

-      Real time updates

-      Rescheduling

-      Directions to airports

-      Calendar management
As well as access destination information such as:

-      Hotels

-      Car hire

-      Conference facilities

-      Restaurants

As direct sell airline, with more than 98% of seats are sold online, easyJet is committed to investing technological developments to provide consumers with greater choice and flexibility whist reducing costs and passing the savings on to customers.

In addition this latest innovation of providing consumers direct access from their desktops, will also save time and effort by using Windows Vista technology to give them access to all of their travelling needs.

Andy Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive, commented:


“As the airline that pioneered the use of the internet, technological innovation is at the heart of our business and we will continue to focus on making life easier for consumers in the provision of all of their travelling needs.

“easyJet is committed to support and investment in the continued development of electronic commerce and the use of technological advancements throughout its business.”

Cynthia Crossley, Director UK Windows Client Business Group, said,
“easyJet was one of the first partners to develop a specific application based on Windows Vista.  For anyone who is passionate about travel, whether for weekend breaks or longer holidays, the range of information available real-time to the desktop through their application is impressive.  We are delighted they are supporting us for the consumer launch of Windows Vista.”



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