Importance of a centralized system in an airline partnership
Codeshare agreements, joint-ventures, mergers or airline groups – partnerships between two or more airlines are more and more common. The closer they work together, the more significant is the adjustment of their doing among each other. The alignment of processes is important in the same way as the selection of the right technical support and even the usage of the same underlying reference data – relevant factors so that differences in schedule information can be minimized.
A centralized system solves several of these challenges. The partnering airlines in a multitenant environment are using the same application with always the same software version. Accurate and up-to-date industry reference data is provided automatically in order to allow all partners working always on the latest and approved release.
Communication between the partners such as e.g. schedule data exchange is unbelievable fast in real-time and remarkably reduces the delay in the schedule synchronization process between operating and marketing partner. There is no need to agree on a communication language and process like it is necessary for decentralized systems – the classical way of schedule data exchange in ASM, SSM and SSIM disappears between partners using the same centralized platform.
Going into a close co-operation only leads to a common success if the partners are acting as partners as well – alignment of the processes, same tools, and sharing their knowledge.
That’s exactly what a centralized system supports.