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BA First to Launch Airport App

British Airways has launched a range of mobile phone apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices.

The apps allow passengers to check-in from their mobile phone, access up-to-the-minute travel information. The new development is ideal for travellers who don't have easy access to a printer to print off their check-in paperwork; the app allows users to download their boarding cards to their smartphones, ready for scanning at check-in.

The application, which also allows users to view flight information and check-in times, will initially only be available for iPhone users and only on flights between London and Edinburgh, but BA has plans to extend this to cover all domestic routes by the end of August, and destinations further afield after that.

Other platforms will also be supported, with versions of the app being prepared for the BlackBerry range, and handsets running on the Android OS.

Chris Davies, head of digital marketing at BA, said: "Mobility and convenience is key for our customers, so that no matter where they are, they can turn to their mobile phones to find the very latest information about flights, check in times and even access boarding passes allowing them to stay one step ahead. It's all about improving the customer experience. We're committed to putting our customers in charge, making the British Airways' travel experience even easier."

BA was the first UK airline to create a user app for its customers - the first version of this application was developed for the launch of the iPhone in the UK. The new highly developed app is free to download if you're a member of BA's Executive Club frequent flyer programme.

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