Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport Installs FlyteBoard to Provide Travel Confidence for Airport-Bound Guests

| February 12, 2013

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Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport (JFK) in Jamaica, New York installed the FlyteBoard airport flight display with AccuWeather national radar information. The FlyteBoard gives guests going to Kennedy International Airport real-time airline departure times and gate information to simplify their travel plans. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems’ airport travel and guest information services.

Flyte Systems is the only full service flight information display solution that provides real-time departure information. “We installed our new FlyteBoard three weeks ago and it instantly was a major convenience to our guests,” said Brent Hnatow, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport. “We offer free airport shuttle service to JFK and departing guests bring their coffee to the FlyteBoard in the lobby and talk about flights, travel and weather. It gives them confidence in their travel plans and creates a sense of community that makes our property more comfortable. Guests tell us the flight information display, that includes their departure gate, is a big convenience in their busy travel day. Our FlyteBoard also has an AccuWeather radar display that shows weather across the US. This helps guests in planning for their destinations.”

“Flight information is becoming a staple in the hospitality arena. Today’s guests expect to find airport flight information screens at their hotels,” said Scott Triphahn, vice president of Flyte Systems. “Our FlyteBoard displays enable guests to verify real-time airline departure information for one or more airports on an attractive high definition LCD display before they leave the hotel. We also provide weather and traffic updates as well as property self-promotion, way finding information, boarding pass printing and we can send the same flight information through the hotel’s in-room TV system. Many of our clients are surprised they can offer this valuable guest service so affordably.”

Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport is located minutes from the airport in Jamaica, New York and is operated by M & R Hotel Group. The property provides many high-tech services to busy travelers. To keep guests on schedule, the property offers a free airport shuttle service, a complementary hot breakfast, and WiFi throughout the property.

Real-time Flight Information

  •     Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, EventBoard, and FlytePad that provides handheld mobile airline information.
  •     FlyteBoard is a wall, floor, or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing. It can be provided as a stand alone or neatly packaged in either an all wood kiosk or an integrated metal kiosk to match your décor.
  •     FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  •     FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.
  •     EventBoard is a high-definition FlyteBoard with property meeting information and way finding.
  •     FlytePad is a mobile-ready service that delivers real-time airline information via the iPad, enabling hotel staff to provide guests with airline information anywhere and anytime.

Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers. For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at http://www.flytesystems.com.

About Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport

Make Holiday Inn Express Kennedy Airport, Jamaica, New York your first choice for a comfortable overnight whether for a quick stopover flying out of JFK, or to relax for a few days while visiting the attractions and sights in New York City. For leisure guests, we are a quick and convenient train ride into New York City’s attractions. For our business guest, our rooms feature complimentary high speed wireless internet access, free parking and complementary 24-hour airport shuttle to JFK. Click here for more information, or to book a room.

About Flyte Systems

The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center and digital signage industries and related businesses. It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes. Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses. Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines. In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport. Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers and transportation centers.

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