SideStep launches new airport guides
November 06, 2007: SideStep.com, one of the Internet’s leading vertical search companies, today announced the beta launch of Airport Guides, designed to offer travelers a useful, comprehensive resource with detailed, real-time information for 160+ of the largest commercial airports worldwide.
Starting with general airport overviews, each Airport Guide digs deep to unveil everything travelers need to know about a specific airport, including:
- Information on parking and transportation, including driving directions
- Breakdown of offerings by terminal with links to terminal maps
- Airport restaurants, shopping and services
- Real-time flight arrival, departure, delay and status information
- Current weather conditions and weather forecasts
- Average security wait times
- Historical on-time ratings for individual flights
Airport Guides content, including overview information, parking, transportation, terminal maps, restaurants, shopping and services, is original and exclusive to SideStep.com. Content that deals with real-time updates, including arrival, departure, delay and flight status information and weather conditions, as well as historical on-time ratings and average security wait times, is provided by FlightStats. FlightStats is one of the most popular travel information sites on the Web, offering high quality content used by business travelers, leisure travelers, people planning travel and parties interested in the departure or arrival of a specific flight.
“SideStep continually expands its existing travel search offering to include exclusive, dynamic content that assists travelers in each step of the travel process,” said Brian Stolte, Senior Director of Product Management, SideStep, Inc. “Our new Airport Guides bring the most detailed information about each airport directly to consumers, allowing them to best plan for every facet of their trip.”