Dohop works on flight search solution for Emirates' website
Published: 12 Feb 2009: Emirates is to introduce an online travel planning tool in order to make "life easier for those travellers who have difficulty reaching their nearest long-haul international airport or whose final destination is outside the Emirates network."
With the addition of Connection Search, complete travel itineraries can be built by combining the flight schedules of both Emirates and the airlines featured on the travel site.
The airline has partnered with technology provider Dohop for the initiative.
Keith Longstaff, divisional senior vice president, commercial operations worldwide, Emirates said, "Feedback from our customers has revealed the increased use of low cost carriers and Connection Search provides them with a simple tool to plan and book their perfect itinerary."
Details of connecting flights to over 300 destinations throughout Europe, the Far East, India and Canada are now available to travellers, thanks to arrangements in place with five airlines - AirAsia, easyJet, clickair, IndiGo, JetLite and WestJet.
Search results instantly display the most appropriate complete itinerary, together with the lowest available fares. Booking can then be completed online within minutes on each separate airline website. The service is available on every regional emirates.com website and can be viewed in English, French, German and Italian.