Lufthansa Systems Blog - "COVID-19" tag
The pandemic is having a worldwide effect. Nearly every economy has to fight with the negative impacts. The aviation sector in particular is very badly affected by the crisis. Airlines get away from the traditional seasonal-based schedule planning to a more agile way. What does it mean for schedule and codeshare management?
Current crisis is shifting the focus of airline decision-makers towards preserving liquidity, an imperative to survive. Often at the expense of those projects that are no longer viewed as necessary. Still, a survey has revealed that managers assign value to adopting SESAR solutions. To think beyond the pandemic.
Airlines and airports have to consider measures to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 between travelers, airport staff and crew members. These actions may increase the time passengers have to spend at the airport before they board a flight or while waiting for the connecting flight.
A few days ago while talking to a colleague, I realized that I feel old. He argued that “all crises are the same” and that it is possible to come up with a standard methodology to manage any type of crisis. So I took a breath and counted the airline industry crises that I experienced in my career as a network and schedule planner.