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Launch first Dutch iPhone app to compare and book flight tickets

Utrecht, 19 March 2012 – Thanks to the new iPhone app Cheaptickets launched recently customers can now compare and book their flights with their mobile phone. This is unique in the Netherlands. Extra feature is the flight notification service offered to customers for free. The app is free downloadable from the Dutch App store.

More than 6 million people in the Netherlands use a smartphone. 29% of them have downloaded at least one shopping app (source: Frankwatching, Deloitte). Lieke Fransen, brand manager CheapTickets.nl: “The number of people using their smart phone or tablet for shopping is growing rapidly. We find that 90% of all mobile traffic comes from iPad or iPhone users. Developing an iPhone app fits our strategy to focus on new media to distribute flight tickets as well as making it easier for customers to book their flights through these new channels.”

All airlines, including low cost, are presented in the app. In 5 simple steps a booking is made. Confirmation and e-tickets are sent by e-mail. Payments can be done through iDEAL, credit card, or PayPal. Customers are automatically subscribed for the free flight notification service. The CheapTickets app is free from 4 March 2012 in the Dutch App store.

About CheapTickets

CheapTickets, one of the largest online travel companies in the Netherlands selling flight tickets, is part of Travix International, based in the Netherlands. The company manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, BudgetAir, EasyToBook, Vayama, Vliewinkel and Flugladen. Travix operates its six brands in 17 countries, employs 500 staff and had combined sales of US$ 1,2 Billion in 2011. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V.

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