New app puts the airport in your pocket

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has unveiled a free Airports App that will not only help passengers navigate any of its nine airports, but also simplify travel arrangements.

In addition to expediting airline and parking reservations, the app will provide passengers with convenient tools for finding shops and restaurants, airline, travel and traffic information as well as weather reports and customer care details.

Passengers will also be able to plan transport to and from the airport using the app and in Gauteng may be synchronised with the Gautrain timetable. 

Users will be able to do the following with the Airports App: 

Flights: Search for flights can be done via a flight number or an advanced search option as well as checking in online. Once the flight is activated, any changes related to the flight will be visible to the passenger on their mobile device.

At the Airport: A list of the airlines that operate at the respective airports, as well as their contact numbers are provided. There is also a list of frequently asked information and contact details of the Customer Care department as well as the airport. Users will have access to a map of the airport developed in conjunction with TomTom and Micello Indoor Maps. This allows the passenger to search for, and be routed to, a location at the airport. Parking options and other information such as a parking cost calculator are also available. Weather updates of conditions at the airport are sent through on an hourly basis.

Shop and Dine: A selection of restaurants and shops to choose from can be searched either by category, terminal or name. A currency calculator is also available.

To and From the Airport: Traffic updates mean travellers can plan their trip to the airport more effectively. Also, there are listings and contact details of the car rental companies, Gautrain, taxis, and shuttle services.