Easyjet has become the first airline to offer real-time aircraft tracking to its mobile app.
The Flightradar24 tracking feature went live on the low-cost carrier’s app this morning.
It allows passengers to view the exact location of the aircraft they are due to travel on up to three hours prior to departure. Family and friends can also track the status of their loved one when their flight is in the air.
The app will show the aircraft’s route, speed, altitude, distance travelled, total distance to destination and aircraft type.
James Millett, Easyjet head of digital, said: “We’re delighted to have launched live location-based flight tracking to our award-winning app.
“More than 800,000 customers use our app every week to make travelling across our network of more than 780 routes even easier.”
Easyjet will increase services from Scotland next year when it adds an extra aircraft to its base at Edinburgh airport (see news, November 27).