AirlineCheckins: Automatic check-in service now available as an app with new features

  • AirlineCheckins is now available as an iOS and Android app 
  • More than 200 airlines worldwide enjoy new features and services included in the app
  • The service is also available as a B2B solution and can easily be integrated into corporate travel management systems

When does the check-in start? What is my booking code? How do I get my favorite seat on the plane? Users of the AirlineCheckins check-in service no longer have to ask these questions since the solution is available as an iOS and Android app in their respective app stores. The app, developed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, makes the service more transparent and easier to use, and forms a basis for further travel services.

AirlineCheckins will check users in automatically for their flights, taking into account their individual seating preferences. The service is compatible with every airline that offers online check-in. Once you sign up for the service, you will never have to worry about checking in again. With the new app, airline passengers can now monitor the check-in status and manage their flights at all times. Personal information such as seating preferences, frequent flyer programs or travel partners can all be updated in the app. The app also has an alert feature that automatically notifies you of the current flight status and any gate changes. As the app continues to evolve, users will soon be able to have access to airport lounges and obtain free Wi-Fi access onboard.

The basis for the AirlineCheckins app development was feedback given by 2,500 AirlineCheckins users surveyed by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub about the service. "Our users are fans of automatic check-ins. With the app, we are now responding to the need for greater transparency and faster access to the service. Moreover, the survey has given us valuable insights into how we can further develop the service for our frequent flyers. On this basis, we are now continually expanding our app with additional travel services," said Kristian Weymar, AirlineCheckins Project Lead at the Lufthansa Innovation Hub.

AirlineCheckins as a corporate solution
AirlineCheckins is now also available as a B2B solution for businesses. Due to a newly developed programming interface (API), the check-in solution can be smoothly integrated into corporate travel management systems. Company employees are then automatically checked in for all business trips. Initial B2B partnerships emerged with online travel agencies and large consulting firms. The integration benefits all companies whose employees travel frequently. For details on AirlineCheckins as a corporate solution, visit: www.airlinecheckins.com/business

About The Lufthansa Group
The Lufthansa Group is the world’s biggest airline group in in terms of revenue, and is also the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group strives to be the “First Choice in Aviation” for its customers, employees, shareholders and partners. And safety, quality, reliability and innovation are the prime credentials and priorities of all its business activities.

The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business.

The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (Summer Schedule) serve 343 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and offer 25,128 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 174 new aircraft between now and 2025. In 2017, the Lufthansa Group employed around 130,000 personnel, welcomed 130 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.6 billion.

The Lufthansa Group is headed by its five-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings and aviation services; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for the commercial management of the Group’s hub airlines and airports; Ulrik Svensson is head of finance and IT; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is in charge of HR and legal affairs.