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KLM selects End2End Connectivity for global SMS delivery

9th May 2008 Print
The leading mobile messaging provider End2End Connectivity has today announced that it has been selected by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to provide the SMS delivery of flight status notifications (FSN).

End2End Connectivity takes care of the carrier grade high-quality delivery of the flight status notifications via SMS which will inform all KLM passengers that registered for this service via on flight disruptions and service notifications immediately.

End2End's deep-level access to the global mobile telecoms infrastructure (SS7) and direct connections with international mobile operator enables KLM to keep her passengers updated anytime and anywhere in the world.

In the current stage of the SMS flight notification service, End2End will deliver updates on flight cancellation information, flight delay information, gate changes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and boarding alerts at Schiphol via SMS as soon as the notification appears. An additional pull-service is available for passengers to request arrival & departure information by sending an SMS including the flight number to an international Virtual Mobile Number (VMN) from End2End. These numbers can receive SMS from almost all countries in the world, even if a passenger is travelling abroad in a foreign country.

"We chose End2End Connectivity to benefit from the global SMS footprint reaching over 400 destinations and its high quality" said Jan Willem ten Kate, E- Development Manager at KLM.

"We are very pleased that KLM chose End2End as a reliable partner for international SMS delivery," said Alexander Schebler, VP Sales of End2End Connectivity. "The SMS flight status notification service from KLM is a great example that mobile messaging is the ideal way to provide time critical information directly to the handset anytime and anywhere."