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Easyjet passengers can now check for flight updates using the Amazon Echo voice-controlled personal assistant.
The low-cost carrier says it has become the first European airline to offer a “skill” through Amazon Alexa.
This allows Alexa users to ask if their flight is on time – this information can also be found by stating their departure airport and destination if they do not know their flight number.
James Millett, director of digital and marketing at Easyjet, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers another new digital channel to make their journeys even easier.
“With the growing popularity of Alexa and Amazon’s Echo products, this new skill is an easy, efficient and innovative way for customers to check flight status.” To access the new Easyjet skill, customers can say: “Alexa, enable easyJet”. Alternatively they can enable it through the skills menu within the Alexa app.
Fabrice Rousseau, general manager of Alexa Skills Kit EU, added: “Checking a flight’s status normally means having to use a phone or computer, but now you can simply ask Alexa and get an instant response from easyJet. This is a more natural interaction.”