Ixigo Comes On Board As a Xiaomi MIUI Partner For Travel Information Services
New Delhi, July 26, 2018: ixigo, India’s leading travel marketplace, has announced their partnership with Xiaomi, India’s number 1 smartphone brand owing to which train travellers will now be able to check the PNR status of their train bookings on their Xiaomi smartphones, even without downloading the ixigo app.
Millions of Xiaomi India MIUI users will be able to preview the ixigo widget on the minus 1 screen of their Xiaomi smartphones, where they can input their train PNR numbers. Users will be able to view the status of their train, in just one single tap. Bringing together ixigo’s large customer base and Xiaomi’s unconventional MIUI, this service aims to further simplify the lives of Indian train travellers, especially in tier 2 and 3 cities.
Commenting on this integration, ixigo CTO & Co-Founder, Rajnish Kumar said, “Our partnership with Xiaomi’s MIUI is a step forward in working towards our vision of making travel seamless for millions of Indian travellers. We are the only online travel marketplace who are deeply committed towards understanding and solving the pain points of Indian travellers. This partnership will enable all MIUI users to benefit from ixigo’s travel planning features built on cutting edge technology, using artificial intelligence and machine learning.”
Raghu Reddy, Head of Categories and Online sales, Xiaomi India further added, "Xiaomi's journey started with MIUI when we wanted to launch the most immersive and innovative operating software for millions of users. Today, MIUI has over 190 million users and we continue to make it more relevant in every market we are present in. The partnership with ixigo is a step in that direction and we hope it will enhance the user experience for all our customers"
Loved by over 100 million travellers, the ixigo trains app can be found on every second smartphone in the tier 2 and 3 city segment. The app is a single app that caters to everything related to train travel. One can search, check availability, book and manage their trip, all within the same app. The app is available in 8 vernacular languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil & Kannada, covering over 80% of India’s digital user base.