Redmond, Wash., July 20, 2010 – Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world’s leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today announced that it has extended its partnership with OAG, the global leader in aviation intelligence, for real time flight status information in Concur® Mobile, Concur® Travel & Expense, and Concur® Cliqbook Travel. Travellers booking through Concur’s services will have immediate access and full availability of flight status information such as delays, cancellations, terminal/gate updates and baggage claim information.
“Travellers on the go turn to their mobile phones to stay informed,” said Rajeev Singh, president and COO at Concur. “With OAG’s Flight Status information at their fingertips, they can easily track flights, stay up-to-date, and make real-time changes to their itineraries. By partnering with leading companies in the travel industry like OAG, Concur continues to expand and enhance services that make the lives of business travellers easier.”
Research shows that two out of three leisure/business travellers are interested in receiving flight status alerts via their mobile phone. Through the integration with OAG, which offers real time flight status from direct connections into airlines operational systems, business travelers will have access to more up-to-the minute flight status information sent directly via Concur’s mobile and corporate travel booking solutions.
With OAG Flight Status travelers can:
- Check flight status by viewing their itinerary and obtain actual departure and arrival times
- Look for alternative flights using Concur’s travel management and mobile solutions if a flight is canceled or missed
- Find the specific airport terminal that a flight departs from and where it will arrive
- Receive flight status messages directly to a mobile phone when flight changes occur
“Travellers’ needs are constantly changing and OAG and Concur are united in our commitment to provide them with products that perpetually evolve and enhance their travel experience,” said Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Office, UBM Aviation. “OAG is honored that Concur continues to put its trust in our data and our products and looks forward to continuing a partnership that will help generate development of future market leading travel solutions."