TRAVEL RETAIL’S POSITIVE Disruptors and Innovators: FLIO app
FLIO’s stated aim is to be the app for airports worldwide. With increased investment and positive user and airport pick-up, the app is building strong momentum.
Martin Moodie spoke to FLIO Chairman Brian Collie about the journey so far, personalisation and the power of possibility in the ever-evolving digital world.
Crystal Cabin Award: FLIO wins "Best Customer Journey Experience" category
German startup FLIO has won the very first Crystal Cabin Award in the special "Best Customer Journey Experience" category. In the final round of three, the Hamburg-based app developer's "Digital Airport Experience" overcame "Flagship First Customer Journey" from American Airlines and "Virtual Reality Passenger Experience" from Inflight VR with Airbus.
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Stephan Uhrenbacher, CEO and founder, FLIO, speaks to Marta Dimitrova ahead of his participation in this year’s ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference.
Moodie Davitt Report: Interview with FLIO founder Stephan Uhrenbacher
FLIO aims to be the app for airports worldwide. How realistic is that aim given the desire of many airports to have their own app, and a proliferation of digital initiatives in the aviation sector? Wholly realistic, says FLIO CEO Stephan Uhrenbacher, who talked to Martin Moodie about the remarkable progress the app has made in just under three years. Edited by Kevin Rozario.
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Schiphol Announces Strategic Partnership with FLIO
Our deal with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been covered in a multitude of trade press, you can find some of the more prominent pieces below:
“The announcement is a tremendous breakthrough for FLIO, one of the earliest and most innovative travel retail adopters in the digital, disruptive space.
The association with Founders Factory and fast-growing EasyJet was welcomed by FLIO Chairman Brian Collie, who commented: “The relationship with easyJet and Founders Factory is potentially transformative for FLIO and its partners. We’re delighted and honoured to be part of this programme.”
The Moodie Davitt Report, February 2017
Take-off for FLIO: easyJet & Founders Factory announce first start-ups for pioneering programme
“Global airport app Flio has partnered with HMSHost, making more than 50 of the food and beverage provider’s international points of sale available to users.
The app will provide users with information on where to find their preferred places to eat or drink at an airport as well as offer coupons and promotional activities in restaurants.”
Frontier Magazine, November 2016
HMSHost reaches out to travellers with FLIO
“Airmall at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is partnering with FLIO, a global airport app that will provide travelers with instant access to enter the world of BOS and beyond with vital airport information to exclusive shopping and dining offers. FLIO brings one-click access to official free Wi-Fi at 400 airports, including 50 U.S. airports and live information about arrival, departures times and gates at 900 airports, and is continually extending its capabilities.”
Yahoo Finance, August 2016
FLIO App Lands at AIRMALL Boston for Traveler Convenience
“If you spend a lot of time kicking your heels in airports wondering whether you can get online, FLIO could be a useful tool. Initially focused on European airports, it helps you find free Wi-Fi, offers discount on food and shopping, and will point you to everything from power sockets to children’s amusements in each airport.”
The Guardian, August 2015
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“Flio could well be worth downloading, offering guides to an ever-growing list of airports around the world. Its best feature is that it will automatically hook up mobile devices or laptops to whatever free WiFi is available without the nuisance of filling out endless forms. It gives advice on finding toilets, children’s play areas, or smoking areas … as well as discounts for food and shopping outlets.“
Lonely Planet, April 2016
Gelassen am Airport
“No one wants to spend their vacation downloading things, so before you go, load up your phone with everything you need. At the airport, Flio helps you navigate and connect to Wi-Fi“
USA Today, April 2016
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“Sie sind Vielflieger und möchten Ihre Nerven schonen? dann laden Sie sich “FLIO” aufs Handy. Die App informiert über Abflug- und Ankunftszeiten sowie Wartezeiten beim Sicherheitscheck und weist zum Beispiel den kürzesten Weg vom WC zum Gate.“
Lufthansa Magazin, April 2016
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“Your time at the airport can fly by when you use FLIO, which has guides to more than 200 airports around the world. There are no more wild guesses on which airport sushi you can trust, or where you can get in a last minute phone charge before boarding. The app gives you reviews and maps of restaurants, bathrooms, power outlet locations and various ground transport options. Plus, FLIO automatically connects you with the airport’s official WiFi (a cybersecurity plus!).“
Live is Suite, a blog by Kimpton, February 2016
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“FLIO’s app helps you navigate airports all over the world, and find information on how to get between terminals to where to find showers, ATMs, and charging stations. While FLIO offers deals at some airports (like discounts for Starbucks in Heathrow Airport), the real utility of the app is in how much information you can find in one spot. You have 850 airport profiles to choose from, and the profiles cover most major airports in the U.S. and internationally.“
Gelassen am Airport, February 2016