Emirates Airline’s Presence at HDC 2023 Showcases Collaboration with Huawei for Improved Smart Travel Experience


The Huawei Developer Conference 2023 (HDC.Together) happened from August 4th to 6th. Richard Yu, a leader at Huawei, talked about how well the Emirates Airline App has worked with Huawei’s system for three years. They talked about a new version of the app for Huawei smartwatches. This version lets people use QR codes instead of paper to get on planes. After this change, more people downloaded the Emirates Mobile App and Watch App. They had a 33% and 51% increase in downloads in just one month. At the event, both Huawei and Emirates Airline said they will keep working together to make their customers happy.

Emirates Airline and Huawei have been working together for a while. In 2020, the Emirates Airline App became part of the AppGallery. This made it easy for people to use. Then, in 2021, the app started working on HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series smartwatches. This let people see their flight information on their watches. Now, with the HUAWEI WATCH 4 Series, the app is even better. People can use QR codes to get on planes, so they don’t need their phones. This year, Emirates Airline and Huawei signed a new agreement to keep working together. They want to make more new things and create useful software.

In Q1 of this year, Emirates and Huawei renewed their MoU, with the signing attended by notable figures including Mr. He Gang, COO of Huawei Consumer Business Group; Pablo Ning, Regional President, MEA, Huawei Consumer Business Group; Boutros Boutros, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing, and Brand; and Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East (MoU signatory).

The Emirates Airline App has demonstrated the remarkable results that can be achieved by partnering with Huawei and joining the AppGallery ecosystem. By leveraging Huawei’s fast-growing ecosystem, businesses can provide an enhanced experience to their customers. Huawei will continue to uphold its values of technological innovation, ecosystem openness and shared opportunities with global partners.