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Avianca Holdings S.A. relies on Lufthansa Systems as strategic IT partner

Avianca (Source: Avianca Media Center)
Avianca (Source: Avianca Media Center)

Aug 24, 2021

After a long-standing collaboration, the Latin American airline group starts planning its flights with Lido Flight 4D | Strategic support from airline IT provider increases adaptability

Lufthansa Systems today announced Avianca Holdings S.A. successfully implemented the Lido Flight 4D flight planning solution for six of its group airlines: Avianca Cargo, Avianca Colombia, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca Ecuador, Avianca El Salvador, and Avianca Express. Going forward, the Latin American airline group will use the reliable and accurate flight planning solution as a cloud service to achieve maximum operational efficiency, safety, and stability. With the implementation of Lido Flight 4D, Avianca Holdings S.A. is equipped to respond to the ever-changing market demands and optimize its growing operational complexity on its road to recovery.

“With the introduction of this additional solution from Lufthansa Systems, we will drive forward the operational integration, automation, and harmonization of the IT landscape across our multinational subsidiaries. The resulting efficiencies strengthen our position in the competitive environment and thus contribute to the group's long-term success,” said Michael Ruplitsch, Chief Information Officer at Avianca Holdings S.A. “In addition to the best-in-class flight planning solution, the decisive factor for the joint success was the excellent project team that supported us with its profound strategic industry know-how and technological expertise.”

“We are very proud that the second-largest airline group in Latin America counts on our IT solutions spanning all operations processes,” said Norbert Müller, Head of Regional Management Americas at Lufthansa Systems. “Despite the challenging conditions caused by the pandemic, we were able to develop innovative ways to provide our high-quality support fully remotely and complete the cutover smoothly. This was possible thanks to our proven partnership and constructive teamwork.”

Over 25% of aircraft worldwide operate with Lido Flight 4D, one of the most efficient and reliable flight planning solutions available. The solution supports dispatchers in evaluating the optimal route while taking current flight-related data into account. It enables airlines to optimize their flying time, costs, and fuel consumption, resulting in up to 5% fuel savings. The integration of the solution into Lufthansa Systems’ cloud delivery platform Global Aviation Cloud meets airlines’ needs and security standards, particularly now as they face increased complexity due to the global pandemic.

The partnership between Avianca Holdings S.A and Lufthansa Systems dates back to 2004. In addition to Lido Flight 4D, Avianca Holdings S.A. uses the codeshare management solution SchedConnect, the operations management system NetLine/Ops, and the crew management software solution NetLine/Crew from Lufthansa Systems.


The entire implementation team consisting of colleagues from Avianca Holdings S.A. and Lufthansa Systems




About Avianca Holdings S.A.
Avianca Holdings S.A. is a pan-regional Latin American company that holds investments in passenger airlines, cargo airlines, a loyalty program, and other activities related to tourism, engineering, maintenance, and specialized maintenance services. Avianca Holdings S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, Europe, and South America.

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