Hamad International Airport Launches HIA Qatar Mobile App for Android
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has launched the Android version of its innovative iBeacon enabled HIA Qatar app, offering customers an interactive experience when travelling through the world-leading airport.
The HIA apps “landing” screen identifies the user’s location in the terminal and offers a unified global search to look up a flight by number or destination; and locate amenities, services, shopping and dining options using brand names or key words. The user is then assisted with a turn-by-turn navigation to reach their selected destination.
With a simple scan of the boarding pass and opt-in for location detection, the app provides real-time information about flight status, baggage claim, time and direction to boarding gates and food, beverage and retail offers from Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the airport’s award winning shopping emporium. The app also alerts users when walking past outlets with ongoing promotions.
Currently, the location services primarily address the departure and transfer experience, including retail, dining, boarding gates and other airport amenities; with the coverage being progressively increased.