China’s aviation data technology provider, VariFlight, has partnered with Amadeus to integrate Dynamic Flight Schedule, a move that is expected to benefit over 300 million air travellers and significantly expand its services beyond its dominant home market in China.
VariFlight currently offers airline schedules, live flight status and real-time service data for airports and aircrafts in China, covering more than 94 per cent of global commercial flights. Travellers are kept updated on flight schedules, including delays.
These services are provided through VariFlight’s own app, which has accumulated over 180 million downloads on iOS and Android platforms, as well as partners such as Baidu and Wechat.
Following this partnership, VariFlight is gearing up for global expansion and adding on ancillary services like airport transfers and online travel bookings.
Hongfeng Zheng, founder and CEO of VariFlight, said the integration of Amadeus flight schedule data into the VariFlight database will enrich the “content and data accuracy” for its members. “With this partnership, we’ll be able to further develop our services and expand globally,” he said.