Ryanair has announced a new flight tracking service, which will offer customers text message updates.
Flight information will be sent to UK and Irish mobile phones to allow users to keep track of passengers.
For a fee of €2 or £1.50, customers will receive updates on the status of flights, with Ryanair suggesting this will make it easier for friends and family members waiting to pick up passengers at airports.
Sinead Finn from the low cost airline, explained: "Ryanair’s new Flight Tracker service will pass on the good news that friends and family are on yet another on-time flight with Europe’s most punctual airline.
"This service will allow people to keep those airport parking charges to a minimum, simply call or text and receive flight updates directly to your mobile."
Ryanair recently revealed that Birmingham International Airport would be its latest European base. From the Midlands terminal the carrier will launch new flights to Billund, Bologna, Dinard, Oslo, Poitiers, Porto, Trieste, Reus and Rzeszow.
Flights from Birmingham to Gdansk, Olbia, Perpignan and Stockholm will also be added, as will flights to Bratislava and Trapani.