Brownsville Airport to Launch Mobile Web Site
Airline passenger service just took a huge leap into the future as the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport launched the area’s first Airport Mobile website. “We are proud to celebrate another technology first at BRO”, said the City if Brownsville’s Aviation Director Larry A. Brown. Brownsville was the first airport in Texas if Mexico to offer passengers instant flight alerts on their website in 2005.
The mobile site, www.flybrownsville.com, is the same address as the airport’s home page, but it is delivered in an easy to navigate mobile-friendly format. Simply point your smart phone at the QR code, or use your smart phone browser and type in the address. “We have developed the technology so you are automatically directed to the mobile site whether you are using and iPhone, Blackberry or Android product.” said Enrique Garza, CEO of BibiSi Corporation, the technology firm that created BRO’s mobile website. “You can purchase tickets, reserve hotels or rental cars, find a map to the airport, check the status of your flight or request an instant flight alert”, added Garza.
Aviation Director Brown cited the airport’s long record of firsts, “Besides being the first airport in South Texas in 1929, we were first to offer 24/7 U.S. Customs and Immigration service, and the first with international flights to Mexico the same year. During World War II the secret war time tests of the first jet engine were conducted here. We were also the first to have an all jet passenger service, first to offer the $1.50 shuttle to South Padre Island, and now we are the first again with a mobile website.” Brown added, “And now we are the first of 5 area airports to have non-stop flights to Monterrey, Mexico.”